Market blast kills five in Syria’s Aleppo Activists say car bomb kills five people, hurts dozens in opposition-held town of Azaz

ALEPPO, Syria (AA) – At least five people have been killed in a car bomb blast in an opposition-held town in Aleppo, Syrian opposition activists said.

The attack targeted a market place in the town of Azez, killing five people and wounding dozens, opposition group Local Coordination Committees said Saturday.

The injured were taken to nearby hospitals, the group said.

Syria has been gripped by fighting since the regime launched a violent crackdown in response to anti-government protests in March, 2011, triggering a conflict that has spiraled into a civil war.

The UN has stopped updating its death toll for the country because an official count has become too difficult to verify. At least 100,000 deaths were recorded in the last official count, in July 2013.

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