Dozens killed in car bomb explosion in northern Syria

At least 15 people were killed and 50 others were injured after a car bomb exploded Saturday in al-Bab, northern Syria.

The district of al-Bab is part of a territory controlled by the Syrian National Army, an umbrella group for armed Syrian opposition factions.

The town is part of the zone guaranteed by Turkey’s Euphrates Shield operation since 2016.

It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack, however in a tweet on Saturday Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense blamed Kurdish groups in the region.

“Inhumane and uncivilized PKK/YPG terrorists continue to target innocent civilians using the same methods as DAESH. This time the terrorists detonated a car bomb in the al-Bab bus terminal in the Op Euphrates Shield area, killing 10 civilians and injuring more than 15,” the ministry said.