At least 54 people were killed and dozens were injured this weekend when a suicide bomber—who was reportedly just 12 – 14 years old—blew himself up at a Kurdish wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep this weekend. According to the BBC, more than half of the victims were just children themselves.


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said ISIS is responsible for the attack, and according to early investigations, the type of bomb used is similar to ones ISIS has used in previous attacks on Kurdish communities. ISIS has recently faced significant losses in territory in the region (the area around the Turkish and Syrian border) thanks to the military efforts of Kurdish forces.