At least five people, including two children, have been killed in a car bomb attack in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, reports say.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): At least five people, including two children, have been killed in a car bomb attack in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, reports say.
According to a report by the so-called Syrian observatory for Human Rights group, the large explosion on Saturday occurred after an explosives-laden vehicle went off at the entrance of the industrial district of the town of Azaz, which is controlled by Turkey-backed armed militia.
The UK-based monitor also said that the blast occurred near a tanker filled with fuel, sending up large pillars of smoke as a raging fire engulfed the area.
Turkey’s pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper also reported that at least 27 people had sustained injuries in the explosion and the subsequent blaze.
The wounded are said to be rushed across the border to Turkey’s Kilis Public Hospital to receive due treatment.
Azaz is located some 350 kilometers north of capital Damascus, and just a few kilometers away from the border with Turkey.
Car bombs are common in the war-ravaged country and are used by Takfiri outfits, particularly the Daesh terrorist group, during the past several years against civilians and Syrian government soldiers alike.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country.