COLOMBO, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Sri Lankan government on Monday condemned an terror attack in Turkey, which left over 51 dead and hundreds more injured.
"Sri Lanka condemns the violence unleashed by terrorists on a wedding party in Gaziantep, Turkey. Our prayers are with those affected," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mahishini Colonne said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that a suicide bomber as young as 12 killed at least 51 people at a wedding in Turkey, pointing the finger at the Islamic State group.
The explosion was the latest attack to rock the key NATO member in a horrific year that has seen strikes blamed on Kurdish and Islamist militants as well as a bloody July 15 botched coup.
The president said the Islamic State group was the "likely perpetrator" of the bomb attack, the deadliest in 2016, which targeted a celebration attended by many Kurds.