UN chief Guterres condemns deadly terrorist attack on convoy in Syria

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DUSHANBE, 17.04.2017. /NIAT Khovar/. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemned Saturday's attack on a convoy of buses with evacuees in Syria, which left at least 70 people dead and about a hundred injured, TASS News Agency reported.

We condemn the attack today in Rasheedin, west Aleppo, on 5,000 evacuees traveling from the towns of Foah and Kefraya to government-controlled areas. We express our condolences to the families of the victims of the incident and wish those injured a speedy recovery, reads a statement, attributed to spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

We call on the parties to ensure the safety and security of those waiting to be evacuated. Those responsible for today's attack must be brought to justice, the statement reads.

A car bomb, disguised as a van that distributed aid supplies, targeted people, who were waiting for their evacuation in a militant-held area on the outskirts of Aleppo. The explosion took place near a gas station, and a major fire broke out at the scene.

According to the Syria's official SANA news agency, the fire destroyed several vehicles of the Red Crescent that accompanied the convoy.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan