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Syria: 8 killed, over 20 wounded in explosion in Raqqa

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Eight people were killed and over 20 others were injured in a car explosion in Tal Abyad area of Syrian-Turkish border here on Sunday.

"Innocent civilians were massacred by the bloody Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorists. Eight civilians were killed and more than 20 were wounded in the attack organised by terrorists in the village of Salik Atik in the south of Tal Abyad," the Turkish Defence Ministry wrote on Twitter, as quoted by Sputnik.

The Turkish ministry blamed the Kurdish militia for the attack.

Tension has been brewing in northern Syria since Turkey launched its military operation on October 9 after the US announced the withdrawal of its troops.

Last month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin had agreed to jointly push back Kurdish fighters from a 'safe zone' along the Turkey-Syria border, after marathon talks in Sochi.

Up till now, YPG has withdrawn fully from the besieged Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain in the first pullback under a ceasefire deal with Turkey brokered by Washington on October 17.

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First Published: Sun, November 10 2019. 21:51 IST
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