Bomb blast in bus kills three civilians in Syria’s Afrin: Monitor

BEIRUT (AFP) – A bomb blast in a bus killed three civilians yesterday in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on the first anniversary of an attack on the Kurdish-majority region, a war monitor said.

Nine others, including fighters, were wounded in the explosion, Head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

Troops and allied rebel groups seized the Afrin region from Kurdish forces in March last year after a two-month air and ground offensive.

“The explosion is the result of a bomb that was placed in a bus in the centre of Afrin,” Abdel Rahman said.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the blast.