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Turkish president says ISIS was behind bombing that killed dozens

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An explosion at a Turkish wedding ceremony early Sunday has killed at least 51 people and injured 69 more, the region's governor said.

Turkish government officials are calling it a "terror attack," carried out by a suicide bomber. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called ISIS the "likely perpetrator" on Sunday. Other officials said it could have been carried out by Kurdish rebels.

The moment of the explosion was caught on camera. (The video below may be disturbing to some viewers.)

Turkish president says ISIS was behind bombing that killed dozens

Again, the video above may be disturbing to some viewers.

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A man cries over a covered body after an explosion in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey, late Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. Gaziantep Province Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said the deadly blast, during a wedding near the border with Syria, was a terror attack. (IHA via AP)

Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said the "barbaric" attack appeared to be a suicide bombing.

Erdogan said the attacker was between the ages of 12 and 14, according to The New York Times.

Those, who cannot overcome Turkey and try to provoke people by abusing ethnic and sectarian sensitiveness will not prevail.
Turkish President Recep Erdogan

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing as of Sunday morning.


Turkey has been rocked by recent suicide bombings, including one in an Istanbul airport in July that killed 44 people and one in March that killed at least 40.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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