Car bomb goes off at marketplace in Syria’s Afrin, kills 8


At least eight civilians have been killed and dozens more injured after an explosives-laden vehicle exploded at a marketplace in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the explosion struck al-Hal market in the city of Afrin, situated 43 kilometers north of the provincial capital city of Aleppo, on Sunday afternoon.

The Britain-based monitor group added that security forces have sealed off the attack scene, members of the so-called White Helmets are rushing to the area to provide help to the victims

The death toll is expected to rise as some of the injured are in a critical condition.

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

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