Blast kills at least 28, wounds nearly 100 in Turkish town near Syrian border

A midday explosion in Turkey’s southeastern city of Suruc near the Syrian border killed 28 people Monday and sent nearly 100 others to the hospital, Turkish officials said.

A Turkish official told the Associated Press thatĀ authorities have evidence the attack was a suicide bombing and suspect the Islamic State group was behind it. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.

Suruc has beenĀ the scene of fierce battles between Kurdish groups and the Islamic State group. Kobani was the Islamic State group’s biggest defeat last year since the militants established control over large swathes of Iraq and Syria, and has become a symbol of Kurdish resistance.

Source: Blast kills at least 28, wounds nearly 100 in Turkish town near Syrian border – www.cbc.ca

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