Blast hits bus convoy near Aleppo, casualties reported


A Syrian bus convoy transporting the residents of two villages being evacuated in a deal between warring parties has been hit by a blast on the outskirts of Aleppo, according to SANA news agency. 15 people have been reportedly killed.



The blast was reportedly caused by a suicide attacker detonating a car bomb. Syrian state TV said an unknown number of people had been killed and wounded.


Pictures have emerged on social media purporting to show the aftermath of the blast.



The bus convoy was transporting of up to 5,000 residents from the mostly Shiite villages of Fuad and Kefraya.