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Blast at Syrian Wedding Hall Kills at Least 20

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Men remove rubble from a damaged wedding hall after a suicide attack on a Kurdish wedding in Hasaka city, Syria, Oct. 4, 2016.

Men remove rubble from a damaged wedding hall after a suicide attack on a Kurdish wedding in Hasaka city, Syria, Oct. 4, 2016.

A suicide bomber in northeastern Syria killed at least 20 people Monday in an attack at a wedding hall.

The blast happened just outside the city of Hasakeh, which is mostly controlled by Kurdish forces but still has some Syrian government strongholds.

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, however Islamic State militants have repeatedly targeted the Kurds.

In August, Islamic State militants were blamed for bombing a Kurdish wedding in eastern Turkey, near the Syrian border. The suicide blast, in the town of Gaziantep, killed more than 50 people. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the suicide bomber was a young boy, no more than 14 years old.

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