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12 civilians killed in bomb attack in Aleppo near Syria-Turkey border

12 civilians killed in bomb attack in Aleppo near Syria-Turkey border

September 16, 2019 » Today News »

At least 12 civilians were killed Sunday in a car bombing outside a hospital in the town of Çobanbey in Syria’s Aleppo province near the Turkish border.

A car bomb was detonated in the parking lot next to Çobanbey Hospital, killing at least 12 and injuring many more civilians, according to the initial report from the White Helmets civil defense group.

The explosion and debris also destroyed houses near the hospital, prompting White Helmets to carry out search and rescue operations in the area.

The bombing also damaged the hospital.

Çobanbey is about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) across the border from the Elbeyli district of the Turkish province Kilis.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, the second such deadly blast in the wider opposition-held area since June.

A member of the opposition security forces, Osama Abu al-Kheir, told AFP that a refrigerator truck blew up outside a healthcare center.

The deputy head of the town council, Alaa al-Hammad, said the truck appeared to have been detonated by remote control.

A pharmacist and two of his children were among those killed, he said, adding that nearby homes were reduced to rubble.

Source: Daily Sabah

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