At least 22 victims in Turkey wedding bomb attack were under the age of 14: Official

People stand below a shattered window that was damaged during a bomb attack on a wedding party the day before, on Aug 22, 2016, at a street in Gaziantep.
People stand below a shattered window that was damaged during a bomb attack on a wedding party the day before, on Aug 22, 2016, at a street in Gaziantep. PHOTO: EPA

ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 22 of the victims in a suicide bomb attack on a wedding party in the south-eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep at the weekend were under the age of 14, a government official said on Monday (Aug 22).

A suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 carried out the attack that killed at least 51 people, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

He added that initial evidence has suggested it was orchestrated by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The official said the toll of 51 dead did not include the bomber.