Monday, July 20, 2015

At least 28 people killed as ISIS suicide bomber blows himself up at a cultural centre in southern Turkey

(Daily Mail) At least 28 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a cultural centre in the Turkish town of Suruc, close to the border with Syria.

The blast in the town - which lies opposite the Syrian flashpoint of Kobane - was described as a 'terrorist attack' by the interior ministry, who stopped short of declaring it the work of ISIS militants.

But Turkish officials speaking anonymously said an initial investigation suggests the terror group are behind the atrocity, which comes just days after Turkey made its first serious efforts to combat ISIS with a round of arrests of militants and their supporters in the country.

Several Turkish media reported fatalities and private television station NTV said scores had been killed and about 100 wounded.