The Turkish province of Hatay announced that the victims of the terrorist bombing that took place Tuesday in the city of Afrin, northwestern Syria, have risen to two dead and 17 injured.
The state stated, in a statement, that a car bomb exploded in the “Ashrafieh” neighborhood, the city center of Afrin at 16:35 (13:35 GMT).
She added that the bombing killed two people and injured 17 others, who were taken to hospitals.
She indicated that the relevant authorities have opened an investigation into the accident.
And local security sources previously reported to Anadolu Agency, that a car bomb exploded in the city center of Afrin, which is located within the area of the “Olive Branch” operation.
The sources stated that the bombing resulted in the death of a civilian and wounding 13 others.
It also resulted in damage to cars and surrounding buildings, including the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Agency office, in Afrin.
She said that the bombings in the liberated areas in northern Syria are carried out by the “Ybk / PKK” terrorist organization, but it does not claim responsibility for them because they target civilians.
In a statement to Anadolu Agency, Salim Toson, the media official for Syria’s activities, said that the explosion occurred near the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid, which led to the shattering of its windows.
Toson indicated that there was no human damage, stressing that the office would continue its aid activities without interruption.
Earlier Tuesday, 5 civilians were killed and 18 others were injured, after a car bomb exploded in Al-Bab city in the countryside of Aleppo governorate, northern Syria.
The “YBK / PKK” terrorist organization continues its occupation of the “Tal Rifaat” area northwest of “Al-Bab”.
The terrorist organization frequently targets residential areas under the control of the Syrian National Army, starting from “Tal Rifaat”.
In March 2018, the Turkish forces and the Syrian National Army managed to liberate the Afrin region from the grip of the “PKK / PKK”, who controlled it for 6 years.
The liberation of Afrin and the surrounding towns took place as part of Operation Olive Branch, which lasted 64 days after its launch on January 20, 2018.
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