Dozens killed, injured in Syria after car bomb explodes by field hospital near Turkish border
Turkish territory has also been targeted several times in the history of the Syrian crisis - in May 2013, 51 people were killed in Reyhanli after a Syrian suicide bomber detonated himself in the Turkish town. (AFP/File)
Dozens of people were injured after a car bomb exploded near a field hospital in the Syrian town of Atmeh, near the Turkish border, witnesses reported on Sunday.
"There are 50 casualties and they are being transported to Bab al-Hawa (crossing) and to another hospital in Atmeh," said witness Abdallah Saleh told Reuters.
Reuters also reported that the field hospital was damaged in the blast.
It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, but Atmeh lies in land held by rebel fighters seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Atmeh, which is part of the Idlib Governorate, is also home to a growing refugee camp.
According to initial reports from Reuters, the hospital is owned by Ghassan Aboud, a Gulf-based Syrian businessman who runs a private television channel and charitable foundations for helping refugees.
At least 14 people were killed by the explosion at the Bab al-Salameh crossing on Thursday, The Daily Star reported.