Blast Kills 14 on Turkey, Syria Border

    People run away at the Cilvegozu customs gate at the Turkey-Syria border near Reyhanli, Hatay, Turkey, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, minutes after a car bomb exploded. Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said 12 people died and 28 were wounded and taken to hospitals in Turkey. (AP Photo/Gaia Anderson)

    Running from blast near Reyhanli, Turkey on Monday. (Gaia Anderson/AP),Gaia Anderson

    At least 14 were killed and 26 wounded after a car bomb exploded near the border of Turkey and Syria early Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Justice. The incident took place at the Cilvegozu border post—a main crossing for Syrian refugees carrying goods back and forth between the two countries. A spokesperson for the Turkish government said that the “powerful explosion” was carried out by Syrian forces. “The information that we have for now is that a minibus with Syrian number plates coming from the other side exploded,” he said. Violence between the two nations continued to escalate Tuesday, as Syrian rebels captured a crucial military base, al-Jarrah airfield.

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