Tanker bomb kills 48 in Syria

Tanker bomb kills 48 in Syria

At least 48 people were killed when a tanker bomb ripped through the centre of a rebel-held Syrian city along the Turkish border, damaging buildings and leaving rescue workers searching for survivors amid the wreckage.

The explosion went off early on Saturday afternoon outside a local court house and security headquarters operated by the opposition fighters who control the town. Azaz, only a couple of miles away from the Turkish border, is a hub for anti-government activists and opposition fighters, as well as many displaced from the recent fighting in Aleppo.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, although Isis has been accused of carrying out attacks there before and was suspected of being behind Saturday’s bombing as it continues to battle rebels based in the city.

Related Post

16 killed in firebomb attack on nightclub in Egypt
views 31
At least 16 people, including five women, were killed today in a firebomb attack on a nightclub here by three motorcycle-borne masked assailants who t...
Powerful hurricane to strike Jamaica
views 120
The most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic for nine years is moving towards Jamaica with wind speeds of up to 260km/h (160mph), strong enough to wrec...
Five Russians atrested in France on suspicion of planning attack
views 20
France has deployed thousands of troops and police to bolster security after 17 people were killed by Islamist gunmen © Provided by AFP France has dep...
EGYPT: 21 killed in explosion at Christian church
views 37
The blast targeted St George's Coptic church in the city of Tanta in the Nile Delta. The cause of the explosion is not yet known, but Egypt's Christia...
Syrian troops kill 11 jihadis in Daraa province
views 28
Damascus: Syrian troops killed 11 fighters of jihadi groups during clashes in the southern province of Daraa Saturday, a monitoring group said. The c...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK