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Syria TV says 30 killed in blast near Iraq border

Published on Jun 14, 2014 11:47 PM

DAMASCUS (AFP) - A bomb attack targeting a weapons bazaar in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border killed 30 "terrorists" on Saturday, state television reported.

"A big explosion hits a terrorist arms market in Mayadeen, killing 30 terrorists and wounding dozens of others," the channel reported.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights gave a different account, alleging a "bomb planted in the car of an arms dealer" caused a series of blasts, as nearby munitions exploded.

"At least eight civilians were killed and 21 others were wounded," said the Britain-based group, which distributed amateur video showing burnt corpses.

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