Ankara: At least 30 people were killed and over 90 others injured on Saturday night in an explosion at a wedding in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, media reports said. The “terror attack” took place in the Beybahce neighborhood of the Sahinbey district of Gaziantep province, located about 95 km north of the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, Anadolu News Agency reported citing a statement from the regional governor Ali Yerlikaya. The wedding took place on a street, a common practice in southern Turkey, especially during the summer season.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Video of the aftermath shows hundreds of people in the darkened street as rescue workers lifted victims into ambulances. Orhan Akin, Gaziantep bureau chief for the Ihlas News Agency, told CNN Turk that he saw "at least 20 ambulances carrying injured people". President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, condemned the attack in a statement.