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Car bomb explosion kills and injures civilians in Afrin, Aleppo

Editing: Obaida Al Nabwani |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
Publication date: 2018/12/16 11:21
Update date: 2018/12/16 13:32

Aleppo - SMART

On Sunday, a car bomb exploded in a street market in the center of the city of Afrin, 43 kilometers north of Aleppo, Northern Syria, killing and injuring 24 civilians.

Local activists reported that a car bomb exploded in the vegetable market near the Kawa roundabout in central Afrin, killing and injuring civilians. The activists added that the injured were transported to the hospital in the city.

A medical source from the hospital emphasized that the explosion killed four people and injured 20 others. The source noted that some people were severely injured, expecting the death toll to increase.

Activists posted videos showing significant destruction in the market, including burnt cars, and people attempting to rescue the injured.

On Thursday, unknown assailants parked a motorcycle with a bomb in front of a bakery on the Rajo street in Afrin, killing four civilians and injuring nine others.

Explosions are frequent in areas controlled by the Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations' factions in Northern and Eastern Aleppo, killing and injuring dozens of civilians and Free Syrian Army (FSA) commanders and fighters. The FSA accuses the Islamic State and Syrian Democratic Forces of being behind the explosions.