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.

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