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17-year-old victim of Turkey wedding attack buried

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 01:00

Relatives bury a 17-year-old victim of Saturday's wedding-party suicide attack in the southeastern city of Gaziantep. He was one of 54 people killed in the attack. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NATURAL (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A funeral ceremony was held on Monday (August 22) for a 17-year-old victim of a suicide attack on a wedding party in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep. The body of the victim was transferred to his home city of Van after identification. Hundreds gathered for funerals on Sunday (August 21), with coffins draped in the green of Islam. The bomb went off on Saturday (August 20) as guests spilled out into the streets of the city close to the Syrian border after the traditional henna night party, when guests have their hands and feet painted. Twenty-two children were among those killed. President Tayyip Erdogan has said that initial evidence pointed to the involvement of Islamic State. The militants have been blamed for other similar attacks in Turkey, often targeting Kurdish gatherings in an effort to inflame ethnic tensions. The deadliest was last October, when suicide bombers killed more than 100 people at a rally of pro-Kurdish and labor activists in Ankara.

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17-year-old victim of Turkey wedding attack buried

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 01:00