A man and woman mourn next to a body of one the victims in Gaziantep

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A person and lady mourn one of many blast victims in Gaziantep

An explosion has prompted deaths and plenty of accidents close to a marriage within the southern Turkish metropolis of Gaziantep, officers say.

Safety sources quoted by Reuters information company stated eight folks had been killed and 60 injured.

Gaziantep Governor Ali Yerlikaya informed Turkey’s Anadolu information company that the “terror assault” happened in Akdere, within the metropolis’s Sahinbey district.

Gaziantep is about 64km (40 miles) from the Syrian border. A suicide bomber killed two policemen there in Could.

“There are individuals who misplaced their lives and now we have preliminary data suggesting it was a bomb assault,” stated Turkish MP Mehmet Erdogan of the ruling Justice and Growth Occasion (AKP).

Southern Turkey has been hit by a number of lethal blasts over the previous yr, linked both to Kurdish separatist militants or so-called Islamic State (IS).

Usually the assaults had been linked to developments within the conflict raging in Syria.