At least 50 people were killed dancing in the street at a wedding party in Turkey on Saturday by a suspected Islamic State suicide bomber.

The attack occurred in Gaziantep, which is near the Syrian border. The bomber was between 12 and 14 years old, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday

The wedding was for a member of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party, according to Reuters, and the groom was among the nearly 100 who were injured. The bride was unharmed.

"The celebrations were coming to an end and there was a big explosion among people dancing," 25-year-old Veli Can told Reuters. "There was blood and body parts everywhere."

The Islamic State has repeatedly attacked Turkey, killing 44 at Istanbul's airport in June. The country, which began airstrikes against the Islamic State over the summer, is seen by the United States as a vital ally in the war against the Islamists.