At least 11 dead in blast in northwest Syrian town – witnesses

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At least 11 people were killed and dozens more were wounded on Tuesday in an explosion in the northwest Syrian town of al-Bab, which is under the control of Turkey-backed terror factions, hospital sources told us.

A witness said the blast occurred when a large truck bomb went off in a crowded area in the town. Videos and images circulated by activists on social media showed large plumes of smoke rising from the blast site, along with several fires and damaged buildings.

The videos and images circulated by activists showed several wounded people being carried away from the blast site, while firefighters tried to put out the fires.

A nurse in a local hospital told us 11 people had been killed, but a doctor at a local hospital put the death toll at at least 21. The local administration said at least 118 were injured.

Several buildings were damaged in the blast and collapsed onto onlookers, two witnesses told us. People were being pulled out of the rubble, they said.

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