White House condemns "heinous" Turkey attack
Turkish security forces stand next to coffins following the deadly attack, which killed 30 people in Suruc, June 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
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The White House has condemned what it called a "heinous terror attack" in Turkey which left 30 people dead.
The victims, mostly young students, had gathered in the mostly-Kurdish town of Suruc to make a statement to the local media regarding a trip they were planning to help rebuild the ravaged city of Kobani, Syria.
Two Turkish officials have told Reuters the evidence they have suggests the attack was a suicide bombing carried out by Islamic State.
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