Four civilians wounded in bomb attack in Syria’s Afrin

A bomb-laden car exploded in northern Syria's majority-Kurdish province of Afrin on Saturday, wounding at least four people, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

The car bomb was detonated in the city centre, and the blast caused severe material damage, Anadolu said.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the Turkish authorities said it believed that the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Syrian Kurdish militia the People's Protection Units, which Turkey says is a terrorist group linked to the PKK, were responsible for the attack.

After a two-month offensive against Kurdish militia, Turkish troops and the Free Syrian Army took control of Afrin on March 17, 2018. Turkish-controlled areas in northern Syria have been a frequent target of bomb attacks that have claimed the lives of several Turkish-backed militia fighters and civilians.