Twin car-bombings kill nine in Syria’s Idlib

IDLIB, Syria (Agencies): Two bomb-laden vehicles exploded on Monday in opposition-held parts of Syria’s Idlib, killing nine and injuring 37, according to civil-defense officials.

Both explosions occurred in Idlib’s Kusur district, Mustafa Haj Yussef, director of the White Helmets civil-defense agency, said.

“After our people arrived at the scene following the first blast, a second car bomb went off in the same area,” he told Anadolu Agency, adding that three White Helmets responders had been among the victims.

According to Haj Yussef, buildings and vehicles near the blast site were severely damaged by the twin explosions.