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At least one killed in 2 motorbike explosions in Syrian border City

Last updated on September 3, 2019

At least one civilian has been killed and over 16 injured on Tuesday by 2 bombs concealed in motorbikes from the Syrian border city of Azaz, that will be controlled by Turkey-backed rebels, two witnesses along with a security source said.

They stated the initial booby-trapped motorbike exploded in a busy thoroughfare from the bustling city close to the Turkish border killing one person and wounding at least 11 others.

At least five people were injured when a second motorbike exploded an hour later near a mosque near the initial burst, a witness said.

A third bike from town of Rai into the east of Azaz that’s under command of Turkey-backed rebels was discovered until it burst, a police security source said.

Rebels have accused the strong Kurdish YPG militia of carrying out blasts they state search to sow panic in locations where Turkey has carved a world of influence with the support of Syrian Arab rebels it arms and backs.

The YPG states it aims Turkish forces which it states occupy the mostly Kurdish populated town of Afrin into the west, which rebels and Turkish troops captured annually.

Turkey regards the YPG as a terrorist group attached to the PKK in its borders, and has staged incursions into Syria in support of Syrian rebels to push it in the Turkish border.