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Over 50 dead in Syria car bomb blast

05:50 PM | 7 Jan, 2017
Over 50 dead in Syria car bomb blast
ANKARA - More than 50 people were killed after a car bomb struck Syria's northwestern city of Azaz on Saturday, according to a monitor group.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens were also wounded in the attack, which took place in front of a courthouse in the northern Syrian town.


The toll was likely to rise.

Images shared online showed a huge plume of black smoke rising above the chaotic market and sounds of gunfire echoing in the background as onlookers gathered around the site.


The explosion occurred near a government building in the town and was heard across the border in the Turkish town of Kilis, to Turkey's privately-owned Dogan news agency reported.

The Saturday's attack is the latest in a string of bombings to hit Azaz, a city located near the border with Turkey.

The area is a stronghold of the Turkish-backed Syrian rebels involved in a major operation aimed at clearing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group from the border region.

However, there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

More than 310,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began with anti-government protests in March 2011.


This is a developing story. More updates to follow.

The writer is a member of the staff.


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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