Turkey says blast kills 8, wounds 35 in Syrian town of Afrin

Posted7/11/2019 7:00 AM

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's state-run news agency says a bomb inside a fuel truck has exploded in the northern Syrian town of Afrin, killing at least eight people.

Anadolu Agency says some 35 others were wounded in Thursday's blast, which ignited a fire and caused considerable damage to the surrounding area.


The agency said Turkish security forces suspect that the attack was carried out by Syrian Kurdish fighters.

Turkey and allied Syrian fighters took control of Afrin last year, expelling local Kurdish fighters that Ankara considers terrorists. The Turkish takeover set off a series of attacks against Turkey's presence in the originally Kurdish-dominated areas.

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