Explosion hits Syrian customs post on Turkish border, several injured

by Reuters
Thursday, 20 February 2014 14:22 GMT

ISTANBUL, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A powerful explosion tore through a Syrian border post on the frontier with Turkey on Thursday and ambulances were ferrying the wounded to the southern Turkish city of Kilis, officials and local sources said.

A Turkish border official said the explosion near Turkey's Oncupinar border post, which sits opposite the Syrian Bab al-Salameh gate, could be felt several kilometres away.

(Reporting by Ozge Ozbilgin and Seyhmus Cakan in Turkey, Oliver Holmes in Beirut; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Andrew Heavens)


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