Eight killed in bombing in Turkish-controlled northeast Syria

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(Reuters) – Eight people were killed when a bomb exploded on Sunday in an area of northeast Syria controlled by Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies, Turkey’s defense ministry and local emergency workers said.

The ministry said the bombing, which it blamed on the Kurdish YPG militia, took place southeast of the Syrian town of Tel Abyad which Turkey captured in a military offensive that began one month ago.

The village of Suluk, where Sunday’s explosion took place, is around 10 km south of the border. A small truck exploded outside a bakery there, an emergency worker said.

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