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70 killed in blast targeting evacuees from Aleppo

ANI  |  Moscow [Russia] 

At least 70 people, including women and children have been killed in a blast that occurred near a bus convoy evacuating residents from Shiite towns of Fua and Kefraya to Aleppo.

The car with the attacker approached the buses disguised as a vehicle transporting food.

"The number of victims [in the explosion] is at least 70; over 130 are injured. It is difficult to say as there are many burnt bodies and body parts around the damaged buses," the Sputnik reported citing sources.

The hit the Rashidin area on Aleppo's outskirts, as the bus was waiting for entering the city of Aleppo.

The blast was apparently caused by a suicide attacker who detonated an explosive device.

On Friday, a convoy of 75 buses arrived in Aleppo, evacuating thousands from the cities under attack.

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First Published: Sat, April 15 2017. 23:00 IST