Nov 16, 2019

Deadly car bomb blasts bus terminal in Syrian town held by Turkey

A boy man walks in front of a shop damaged in a car bomb in Syria

Turkey said at least eight people were killed and more than 20 wounded during a car bomb attack on Nov. 10. Photo: Zein Al Rifai/AFP/Getty Images

At least 10 people have died after a car bomb exploded on Saturday in the northern Syrian town Al-Bab, per a post from the official Twitter account of the Turkish Defense Ministry.

Why it matters: The community has been held by Turkey-backed opposition fighters since 2016, AP reports. Violent attacks have increased following Turkey's offensive into northern Syria in October.

Where it stands: No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Turkish government is blaming the event on Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a designated terrorist group per Turkey and the U.S., and the Kurdish People's Protection Units.

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