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A bomb detonated on an oil tanker in the northern Syrian city of Afrin and killed at least 10 people according to initial reports, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday.

Anadolu, without citing sources, said the blast was a “terror attack”. It provided no further details.

A Rudaw source in Afrin, who asked to remain anonymous fearing reprisals, said the blast caused a massive fire at the city’s main bazaar.

“Three ambulances are rushing the wounded to hospital,” the source said.

It is still not confirmed whether the blast was caused by an IED and no one has claimed responsibility.

Turkish forces and their Syrian proxies took control of Afrin in March 2018. The Kurdish-majority area has been under the control of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Source: Reuters, April 28, 2020