This photo taken on July 20, 2015 shows the scene after an explosion in the town of Suruc in Sanliurfa, on July 20, 2015, not far from the Syrian border. AFP PHOTO/DICLE NEWS AGENCY
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A suspected ISIS suicide bomber killed at least 30 people, mostly young students, in an attack on a Turkish town near the Syrian border Monday.Television footage showed bodies lying beneath trees outside a cultural center in the mostly Kurdish town of Suruc in southeastern Turkey, some 10 km (6 miles) from the Syrian town of Kobani where Kurdish fighters have been battling ISIS. The attack comes weeks after Turkey deployed additional troops and equipment along parts of its border with Syria, concerned about the risk of spillover as fighting between Kurdish forces, rebel groups, Syrian government troops and ISIS militants intensifies.Turkey's leaders have said they do not plan any unilateral military incursion into Syria but have also said they will do whatever is necessary to defend the country's borders. The blast came after a series of attacks on the Kurdish HDP party in the run-up to a June 7 election, including two small bombings at a political rally in the city of Diyarbakir, which the party blamed on ISIS sympathizers.
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