Turkish blast kills at least 27 near Syrian border / Pics

An explosion left scores dead in a municipal culture center Monday in the Southeastern Turkish province of Şanlıurfa’s Suruç district, Al-Alam News Network reports.

Ahlul Bayt News Agency -  An explosion left scores dead in a municipal culture center Monday in the Southeastern Turkish province of Şanlıurfa’s Suruç district, Al-Alam News Network reports.

At least 27 people were killed, broadcaster Habertürk reported, adding that 45 had been hospitalized, AFP reported.

There is speculation that the blast was caused by a suicide bomber from the ISIS terrorists.

At least 300 members of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations (SGDF) were staying at the Amara Culture Center as part of a summer expedition to help rebuild Kobani, which lies directly across the border from Suruç.

The culture center, which is run by the Suruç Municipality under the control of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), frequently hosts visiting journalists and volunteers who work with refugees from Kobani.



/129


Related Articles

Post your comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*