Explosion at Turkey-Syria border leaves 29 dead

The blast occurred at the Bab al-Salam border crossing.
By Ed Adamczyk Follow @adamczyk_ed Contact the Author   |   May 15, 2014 at 2:41 PM

ALEPPO, Syria, May 15 (UPI) -- A car bombing near the Syria-Turkey border killed at least 29 people Thursday, activists said.

The explosives-laden vehicle detonated near the Bab al-Salam crossing into Turkey, in northern Aleppo province, Syria. It was in a garage used by people crossing the border, said Rami Abdul Rahman, head of the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

He added it was not clear if the incident was a suicide bombing.

Turkish government official Suleyman Tapsiz said initial reports indicated the jihadist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIS, was responsible for the blast.

The area around Bab al-Salam was the site of an explosion in February which killed six people and injured 45 others. It is the primary route for Syrians fleeing to Turkey.

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