23 militants killed in Syria blast

Beirut, Aug 12 (IANS/MAP) At least 23 militants were killed and dozens wounded in a suicide blast in southern Syria near the border with Jordan, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

A bomber detonated an explosive belt at a base used by Jaish al-Islam near the Nasib border crossing on Friday, the war monitor group said.

“Most of the 23 rebels killed were from Jaish al-Islam. Dozens were wounded, including 20 in critical condition,” said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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