Aleppo bomb attack at iftar dinner time

Eight people dead and seven injured after bomb attack targeting Ma’adi region in Aleppo at breaking-fast dinner time for Muslims

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

A barrel bomb blasted in Aleppo on Tuesday evening killing and injuring several people, and leaving almost 20 others beneath the rubble, at the time when Muslims break their fast (iftar).

A Syrian regime-owned helicopter carried out the attack by blasting barrel bombs on the inhabitants living in the Ma’adi region of Aleppo, according to a Syrian official, who spoke to Anadolu Agency.

Eight people were killed, seven others wounded and more than 17 were still under the rubble.

Rescue teams and firefighters were reportedly rushed to the scene to rescue the victims.

“With limited resources, our team is working at the attack scene,” the official said.

Children and women were among those who were killed and injured by the blast.

Officials say the Assad regime has carried out several attacks on alleged rebel-dense areas especially at the pre-dawn meal time (sahoor) and iftar.

Regime helicopters and aircraft have been sighted as more active since the beginning of the Muslim holy month of fasting, Ramadan.

TRTWorld and agencies