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Monday, August 22, 2016

The Suicide Bomber who KILLED several wedding guests in #Turkey was a CHILD #HNNTerror

Women kneel by a grave at a cemetery during the funeral on August 21, 2016 for the victims of the suicide attack on a wedding party in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey
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Turkish authorities scrambled Monday to identify a child suicide bomber acting on the orders of Islamic State jihadists who killed 54 people including several children at a Kurdish wedding close to the Syrian border.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the IS group needed to be completely pushed out of the border zone inside Syria, amid Turkish media reports of an Ankara-backed offensive by rebels against the group.

The attack late Saturday on a crowded street wedding in the city of Gaziantep was the latest in a devastating series of bombings in Turkey at a time when the country is riven by internal upheaval and shaken by the civil war in neighbouring Syria.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the bomber was aged "between 12 and 14" and that initial findings showed it had been "perpetrated by Daesh (IS)".

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