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At least eight people killed in a car bomb explosion in Syria (VIDEOS)

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The explosion of a booby-trapped vehicle left eight people dead and more than 20 injured in Azaz, in northwestern Syria, on January 26, a local source told Sputnik.

A car bomb exploded on Sunday January 26 in northwestern Syria, killing at least eight people.

The blast that hit the town of Azaz , near the border with Turkey, has left at least eight people dead, a local source told Sputnik.

In addition, there are more than 20 injured, added the same source.

“According to initial reports, eight people were killed, while more than 20 others were injured in the explosion of a car bomb parked in front of a restaurant and a petrol station in Azaz, in the north of Aleppo governorate,” said the source.

The explosion started a violent fire that quickly reached several nearby shops and stores, as well as dozens of vehicles that were parked in the neighborhood, Sky News Arabia reported.

Other attacks in Syria

Such attacks are not uncommon in the country.

A car bomb exploded on November 10 in a village south of the town of Tall Abyad, under the control of Ankara, which also left eight people dead and more than 20 injured. The following day, a triple bomb attack was carried out in Qamishli, in northeastern Syria, killing seven people and injuring 70 others.

In addition, the explosion of a car bomb in north-eastern Syria had killed four Turkish soldiers on January 8.

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