An explosion near a bus convoy waiting to enter the Syrian city of Aleppo has killed or wounded several people, pro-government media outlets, pro-opposition activists and a monitor have reported.
According to a military media unite overseen by Damascus ally Hezbollah, a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near the bus convoy.
Pictures posted by state media reveal the aftermath of the blast, with dead and injured lying on the ground and fires engulfing automobiles.
The blast was concentrated on the Rashidun area of Aleppo’s outskirts, where dozens of buses carry a mostly Shiite residents of two villages that are undergoing evacuations due to a deal between the opposing factions that has them waiting to enter the city.
It is unknown how many people have been killed and injured.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports casualties and says the explosion appeared to be the result of a bomb.
The buses had been stationed outside the city since Friday while the evacuation deal halted.
Aleppo is a city in Syria, serving as the capital of the Aleppo Governorate, the most populous Syrian governorate. In recent years, it has been at the center of the Syrian Civil War, with an increasing amount of citizen casualties, including children.