Activists say car bomb in eastern Syria kills 7

BEIRUT - A car bomb exploded in eastern Syria near the border with Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least seven people, including a local rebel commander, opposition activists said.


The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blast struck near the offices of the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and another group, Ahrar al-Sham, in the village of Shmeitiyeh in Deir el-Zour province.


The Observatory, which relies on a network of activists on the ground, said an Ahrar al-Sham commander in the area and an Islamic judge affiliated with the Nusra Front also were among those killed.


There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing. (AP)


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