Monday, 20 July 2015

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At least 28 people have died and 100 injured in the result of explosion at a rally in the southwestern Turkish town of Suruc, on the border with Syria, Turkey’s Interior Ministry said.

The ministry said the blast was a result of a terrorist attack, but no one has yet claimed responsibility, but ISIS involvement could not be ignored, according to CNN Turk.

“Our security forces took all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our citizens,” the ministry said in a statement.

“We condemn those who carried out this treacherous attack targeting peace and tranquility in our country,” the ministry said.

The governor of Sanliurfa Province, Izzettin Kucuk, said it was likely a suicide attack, the BBC reported.
Senior government officials told both the AP and Reuters that early indications suggested ISIS were behind the attack.

The attack took place in Amara Central Park in Suruc, a short way across the border from the conflict-hit Syrian city of Kobane, which has been the scene of intense battles between ISIS militants and Kurdish forces.


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