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Syrian Kurdish Authorities Say 3 Civilians Killed in Blast

Syrian Kurdish Authorities Say 3 Civilians Killed in Blast

Sunday, 28 November, 2021 - 06:00
FILE PHOTO: Kurdish-led fighters ride atop military vehicles as they celebrate victory over ISIS in Raqqa, Syria, October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro/File Photo

Two women and a child from the same family were killed and five other people were wounded in an attack Saturday in Syria's northern city of Minbej, authorities said.

A "terrorist explosion" occurred as a vehicle carrying civilians passed the entrance to Minbej, an Arab-majority city under Kurdish administration, the Minbej military council said without providing further details.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said the blast was a car bomb.

AFP quoted it as saying that two civilians were killed and five wounded, including two members of the Kurdish Asayesh security forces.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, the regional administration's main fighting force, spearheaded the fight against ISIS.

It controls vast areas of territory in war-torn Syria's east and northeast.

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