At a wedding in Turkey 51 people were murdered by a suicide bomber. Turkey has been under heightened alert for months after a failed coup and several terror attacks destabilized the modern Islamic country.
Authorities believe ISIS was behind the senseless attack. But the story goes deeper, and becomes even more disturbing the more we learn.
A suicide bombing which killed 51 people in the Turkish city of Gaziantep was carried out by a 12 to 14-year-old, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
Mr Erdogan said the so-called Islamic State (IS) was behind the attack, which targeted a Kurdish wedding party. Gaziantep, near the Syrian border, is known to have several IS cells.
The bomb wounded 69 people, Mr Erdogan added, 17 of them seriously.
The bomber targeted the wedding guests as they danced in the street.
We’ve discussed before how ISIS uses children for propaganda purposes, but sending them on a suicide mission to their death is something else. This is terrible. ISIS has to be destroyed.
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