A pair of car bombs has killed at least six people and wounded several others in Syria's sprawling Rukban refugee camp near the border with Jordan, according to a rebel official and a resident.
The first explosion on Monday went off close to a restaurant, while the second targeted the camp's market nearby.
"There are at least six civilians dead and the number is expected to rise," Mohammad Adnan, a rebel official from Jaish Ahrar al-Ashair who runs the policing of the camp, told the Reuters news agency.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
In January, a car bomb killed a number of people in the camp, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) armed group has since launched attacks on Syrian rebels in the area.
Rukban, near the joint Syria-Iraq-Jordan border, is home to refugees and also to rebel groups, including the Jaish Ahrar al-Ashair, which fight both President Bashar al-Assad and ISIL.
It was also hit by bomb attacks last year.
The car bombs came just hours after air raids hit a Syrian border town in the eastern province of Deir Az Zor and killed at least 30 people, mostly civilians, according to a monitor, which tracks developments on Syria's conflict via a network of contacts on the ground. Read More…
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