At least 8 killed in blast in southern Turkey

At least 8 killed in blast in southern Turkey

Ankara, Aug 21 (IANS) A blast occurred near a wedding hall in Sahinbey District of Turkish province of Gaziantep on Saturday night, leaving at least eight people killed and over 60 injured, security sources told local media.

Governor Ali Yerlikaya said a terrorist attack hit the wedding hall in downtown Gaziantep, Xinhua news agency cited Dogan News Agency.

The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s local deputy Mehmet Erdogan told CNNTurk that the blast was “probably a suicide attack”.

Ambulances and police were dispatched to the area following the attack. Local media reported that the blast occurred at 22:40 local time (1940 GMT).

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