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Death toll rises to 100 in blast targeting evacuees from Aleppo

ANI  |  Aleppo [Syria] 

The death toll in a blast that occurred near a bus convoy evacuating residents from Shiite towns of Fua and Kefraya to Aleppo has risen to 100, a volunteer rescue agency said.

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

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: Sun, April 16 2017. 02:09 IST
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