Hasakeh (Syria), Oct 4: A suicide bomber has struck a wedding in northeast Syria as the bride and groom were exchanging vows, killing 32 people and wounding dozens, a medical source and witnesses said.
The bomber blew himself up late yesterday in the village of Tall Tawil in Hasakeh province where a Kurdish party official was getting married.
Rows of seats in the wedding hall were still covered in blood today morning, according to an AFP photographer at the scene.
"As the bride and groom were exchanging their vows I saw a man wearing a thick black jacket pass beside me," a witness named Ahmad said.
"I thought he looked strange and a few seconds later there was an enormous explosion.
"People had fallen on the ground and I saw bodies torn to bits."
About 100 people were wounded, according to the medical source in Hasakeh city who gave the updated toll.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group, gave a slightly lower toll of 31 people killed.