Powerful blast hits rebel-held area in N Syria, killing 4

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DAMASCUS, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Four people were killed and 20 others wounded on Sunday when an explosion hit the rebel-held city of Azaz in northern Syria, according to the pro-government Sham FM radio.

The report said a child was among those killed in the explosion.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosion was caused by a car bomb that went off near the cultural center in the city of Azaz in the northern countryside of Aleppo province near Turkey.

The UK-based watchdog group said rescue teams are working to help the wounded.

Azaz is controlled by the Turkey-backed rebels.

A day earlier, eight people were killed, including four children, in an explosion that rocked the city of Afrin, which is also controlled by the Turkey-backed rebels and Turkish forces in the northern countryside of Aleppo near Turkey.

Activists and pro-government media outlets usually report a state of lawlessness and chaos in rebel-held areas in northern Syria. Enditem

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