A White Helmets rescuer combs through wreckage after a car bomb destroyed a market in Azaz in northwest Syria, March 30, 2024

Seven people, including two children, have been killed and more than 30 wounded by a car bomb detonated in a market in northwest Syria.

The blast, in the opposition-held city of Azaz in northern Aleppo Province, targeted residents who were shopping after breaking their Ramadan fast.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

The White Helmets civil defense said some victims were seriously injured and taken to local hospitals.

Our teams recovered and treated several of the injured and inspected the area. The explosion also caused major damage to shops, civilian homes, cars, and motorcycles at the site.

The Syrian opposition took control of Azaz in July 2012, 16 months after the start of the uprising against the Assad regime. The Islamic State briefly held the city between October 2013 and February 2014, but the opposition regained the area. In late 2017, the Syrian Interim Government chose Azaz as its administrative center.