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

UK votes to leave EUROPE in historic referendum
views 127
The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years in a historic referendum. Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly f...
24 dead and 3,300 displaced in Vanuatu cyclone
views 33
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says 24 people are confirmed dead and 3,300 have been displaced by Cyclone Pam in the South Pacific archipela...
Ryanair plane grounded in Poland after bomb threat ‘hoax’
views 40
Warsaw: Ryanair said on Thursday an anonymous caller reported there was an explosive device on board one of its aircraft in Poland but that the report...
Gunfire, explosions in Burundi kill at least five
views 54
NAIROBI: At least five people were killed in overnight clashes in Burundi, police said on Sunday, and residents reported a battle at the president's o...
Paris police detain dozens after overnight violence
views 39
French riot police arrested 27 people after running battles with dozens of hooded and masked youths in downtown Paris's Place de la Republique square ...