Kurdish wedding massacre blamed on IS

So-called Islamic State is likely to have carried out a deadly bomb attack on a wedding in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

The death toll in the attack in the southern city of Gaziantep has now risen to 50, the local governor’s office said, with almost 100 wounded.

A suspected suicide bomber targeted guests at a Kurdish wedding as they danced in the street.

Gaziantep, near the Syrian border, is known to have several IS cells.

Reports said the city of 1.5 million was already on edge because of events in Syria, where IS has been battling Syrian Kurdish forces.

Our country and our nation have again only one message to those who attack us – you will not succeed!”, the Syria director of the United Nations’ World Food Programme, Jakob Kern said.

BBC/Hauwa M.