“Turkey Blast: Dozens of Students Killed in Suspected Isis Suicide Attack in Border Town Near Kobani [VIDEO],” by Johnlee Varghese, International Business Times, July 20, 2015 (thanks to Anne Crockett):
Dozens of volunteer students, who were planning to visit Kobani to help the residents with construction work, were targeted in a suspected Isis suicide attack in Turkey’s border town of Suruc on Monday.
The Turkish Interior ministry confirmed that at least 27 had died, while 100 were wounded in the blast. Turkey has called the explosion at the culture centre a terror attack….
According to Hurriyet Daily News, it is being suspected that Isis suicide bomber had carried out the attack.
There were reportedly 300 people, mainly young students from various colleges and universities, who were all members of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations (SGDF), at the time of explosion.
According to Turkish news source ANF, the blast occurred at the Amara Culture Centre in Suruc district of Urfa, where several members of the Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) had gathered in the morning for tea.
The team was later planning to cross into Syria to help the residents of Kobani, located 7 km from Suruc.
The culture center targeted in the bomb blast frequently hosts visiting journalists and volunteers assisting the refugees entering into Turkey from Syria….
The attack in Suruc was followed by a suicide blast near Kobani border, no casualities were reported.