Booby-trapped vehicle explodes, killing seven in northeast Syria, residents say
AMMAN (Reuters) - A booby-trapped vehicle exploded in a Syrian town on the border with Turkey on Saturday, killing seven people, residents said, in an area that has seen regular bomb attacks since Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seized it from Kurdish-led forces.
The vehicle exploded in the border town of Ras al Ain, which was taken by the Syrian rebels in 2019 from the Kurdish-led YPG militia. Two of those killed were children, residents said.
It was not immediately clear who was behind the blast.
Images from the scene taken by residents showed a group of people standing around the burning and mangled wreck of the vehicle. Video footage showed people carrying what appeared to be at least one dead person in a blanket.
(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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