Deadly car bomb on Turkey-Syria border - UPDATED

Turkish media reports, most of the killed people are Syrian citizens.

Deadly car bomb on Turkey-Syria border - UPDATED

World Bulletin / News Desk

World Bulletin / News Desk

The number of casualties at the blast in Cilvegozu Border Gate on Monday rose to 10.

The bodies of two Turks and three Syrians were brought to the Reyhanli State Hospital as sources said that the number of casualties rose to 10.

Around 50 individuals were reported to have been wounded in the blast.

Wounded individuals are receiving medical treatment at the Reyhanli State Hospital.

Meanwhile, the Governor of the southern province of Hatay, Mehmet Celalettin Lekesiz arrived at the scene of the blast to receive information.

"There was an explosion in the no-man's zone. It was not a mortar attack. It was very strong," a Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

The Cilvegözü border gate, several kilometres outside the town of Reyhanli, sits opposite the Syrian gate of Bab al-Hawa, which the rebels captured last July.

Refugees cross back and forth and Turkish trucks also deliver goods into no-man's land between the two gates, where they are picked up by Syrians.

Turkey is a staunch supporter of the almost two-year-old uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and has harboured both Syrian refugees and rebels.

 

 

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