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Car bomb in Syrian refugee camp kills at least six people

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Car bomb in Syrian refugee camp kills at least six people

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At least six people have died after a car bomb exploded at a Syrian refugee camp close to the Turkish border.

Dozens more were wounded when the blast happened on Thursday at the Bab al-Salama border crossing.

The injured were taken by ambulance to hospitals in the Turkish town of Kilis.

Thousands of people have fled from Aleppo to Turkey in the past three weeks because of increased bombing by President Assad’s forces. Aleppo is just 50 kilometres away from Turkey.

Administrators at the refugee camp said at least 20 tents were destroyed in the explosion and they had pulled bodies out of them. The death toll is expected to rise.

An al-Qaeda linked group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, said it had been behind the attack