Death toll rises to 54 in SE Turkey wedding attack

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Baku, August 22, AZERTAC

The death toll in Saturday's terrorist attack on a wedding ceremony in southeastern Turkey’s Gaziantep province rose to 54 Monday, according to a hospital source, according to Anadolu Agency.

Three more people succumbed to their wounds at hospital, the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions over talking to the media, said.

The attack took place in Beybahce neighborhood of the Gaziantep province’s Sahinbey district at around 10.50 p.m. (1950GMT) on Saturday, according to the Gaziantep Governor's Office.

There has been no claim of responsibility, but Turkish president said early signs point to Daesh's involvement in the attack.

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