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Scores killed in Syria explosion

An explosion in the busy centre of a rebel-held town near Syria’s border with Turkey caused deaths and wounded dozens on Saturday, a monitor, local resident and rebel group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said no fewer than 19 people, mostly civilians, were killed in the blast in front of a courthouse in the northern Syrian town of Azaz.

“Dozens more had severe injuries,’’ the Britain-based war monitor said.

A resident and the opposition-affiliated Aleppo Media Centre said the death toll was around 20 and the explosion was thought to have been caused by a car bomb.

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