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Car bomb hits Syria hospital near Turkey: Monitor

Published on Feb 23, 2014 8:26 PM

BEIRUT (AFP) - A car bomb explosion hit a hospital on Syria's border with Turkey on Sunday, killing two people and wounding several more, a monitoring group said.

A teenager and a medic working with rebel groups were killed in the car park blast close to the Orient hospital near the rebel-held border town of Atmeh, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

A Turkish official confirmed the report, and said 10 people were taken to hospital in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli.

An activist told AFP on condition of anonymity that "everyone is accusing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" of being behind the blast.

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