Turkish wedding explosion kills 22
By Ralph Ellis CNN
(CNN) -- An explosion at a wedding hall in southeastern Turkey killed 22 people and injured 94 others Saturday night, according to a senior Turkish official who was not named due to government protocol.
The explosion occurred in the city of Gaziantep, located about 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.
Orhan Akin, Gaziantep bureau chief for the Ihlas News Agency, told CNN Turk that he saw "at least 20 ambulances carrying injured people."
Regional Governor Ali Yerlikaya called the incident a "terror attack" and said it took place in Akdere neighborhood of the Sahinbey district, state-run news agency Anadolu reported.
No details on what caused the explosion were immediately available.
Turkey has experienced significant turmoil in recent months, with an attempted military coup in July and a series of deadly explosions.
In the most brazen attack, 44 people were killed in July by suspected ISIS suicide bombers at Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
Last March, two suicide bombers killed at least 40 people in Ankara, the capital. A Kurdish rebel group claimed responsibility for that attack.
On August 10, two explosions killed at least eight people in the southeastern towns of Kizitepe and Diyarbakir. Initial assessments indicated Kurdish militants were behind both attacks, a government official said.
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