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Activists: Blast in northern Syria kills 17

By The Associated Press

BEIRUT - An activist group monitoring the Syrian civil war says at least 17 people have been killed in an explosion near a border crossing between Syria and Turkey.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 17 people were killed and dozens wounded in Thursday's blast.

The Local Coordination Committees, another activist group, says "many" people were killed and wounded in a car bombing near the Bab Al-Salameh border crossing in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.

Such explosions have occurred in the past in border areas near Turkey.

Turkey's private news agency Dogan reported "tens of people" were injured in the explosion in the Karaj Sajou area. It gave no further details.

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