At least 31 dead in an explosion at the border with Syria



An explosion killed at least 31 people on Monday in the Turkish city of Suruc, located near the Syrian border. The attack took place in the garden of a cultural center. Ankara blames jihadists of IE to be behind the attack.

At least 31 people were killed and hundreds more injured, Monday, July 20, in an explosion that rocked the Turkish city of Suruc, near the Syrian border, according to a new official toll.

The explosion, which has not been claimed but that the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu attributed to the terrorist organization Islamic State (EI), was held in the garden of a cultural center in the heart of this city that faces in Syrian town of Kobani, where the jihadists of IE were expelled late June by Kurdish forces after heavy fighting.

Two attacks

The Prime Minister stressed that Turkey had already taken a number of necessary measures against the EI and take new as we should.

Moreover, another suicide attack was perpetrated in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani moments after that of Suruc, said the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (OSDH).

“A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb at a checkpoint in southern Kobanî. Two Kurdish fighters were killed in the blast,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the OSDH.