A car bomb in a Syrian opposition-held town kills at least 3 people, including 2 children

Syrian White Helmet civil defense workers search for casualties after a car bomb exploded in a busy market in the Turkish-controlled northwestern city of Azaz. Credit: AP

A car bomb exploded in a busy market in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-based Syrian opposition fighters early on Sunday, killing at least three people, rescue workers and a war monitor said.

The bomb exploded in the town of Aziz in Aleppo province.

Volunteers with the Syrian Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets, said the blast killed two children and a woman, speaking just after midnight.

The explosion that tore through the busy market also wounded five civilians and destroyed shops and homes in the area, the paramedic group said.

First responders struggled to break through the large panicking crowds in the market, searching for casualties, clearing the wreckage, and putting out fires.

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The explosion tore through the busy market killing at least three people and wounding five civilians. Credit: AP

Meanwhile, Britain-based opposition war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least eight people were killed and 23 wounded.

Turkey has launched three major cross-border operations in Syria since 2016 and controls some Syrian territory in the north.

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