Explosion in Turkey, Close to the Syrian Border Kills 27

Authorities blamed the attack was a terrorist attack but did not specify which terror group was behind it, the country's Interior Ministry said

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A still taken from a video shot at the moment of the detonation in Suruc. Photo via Daily Telegraph
A still taken from a video shot at the moment of the detonation in Suruc.

An explosion ripped through a rally Monday in the Turkish border town of Suruc, leaving at least 27 people dead and wounding 100 others Authorities blamed the attack was a terrorist attack but did not specify which terror group was behind it, the country’s Interior Ministry said. Turkish officials have said the evidence they have suggests the attack was a suicide bombing carried out by Islamic State, Reuters reported.

The location of the attack is close to the town of Kobani on the Syrian border, where Druze managed to drive ISIS out of the beleaguered town few months ago.
The location of the attack is close to the town of Kobani on the Syrian border, where Druze managed to drive ISIS out of the beleaguered town few months ago.

The explosion occurred at midday at the Amara Cultural Park in Suruc, where a group had gathered Suruc is across the border from that Syrian city, which was the scene of intense fighting between Syrian rebels and Kurdish forces and ISIS.