Bomb In Syria's Aleppo Kills Atleast 6: Report

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Bomb In Syria's Aleppo Kills Atleast 6: Report

The blast hit the southwestern neighbourhood of Salaheddin

Damascus:  A bomb killed six people and wounded more than 30 in Syria's second city Aleppo on Wednesday, state television reported.

The blast hit the southwestern neighbourhood of Salaheddin, which was once on the front line between rebels and government forces before the army retook full control of the city in December.

State television did not specify whether the explosion was the result of an attack or unexploded ordnance left over from the four and a half years of fighting that preceded the rebel pullout.

Once Syria's commercial hub, Aleppo was devastated by the fighting, particularly along the front line that separated the rebel-held east from the government-held west.

The explosion came as a complex evacuation deal was being carried out a few kilometres (miles) away in Rashidin, a southwestern suburb of the city.

A large convoy of buses carrying evacuees from the government-held towns of Fuaa and Kafraya reached the edge of the rebel-held transit point on Wednesday morning.

The evacuations had been suspended after a weekend bombing in Rashidin killed 126 people, 68 of them children.


(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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