Car bomb
Car bomb kills 4 and injures 7 in north Syria - Representational Image LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images

At least four people were killed and seven injured in a car bomb attack in a city near Aleppo, Syria on Thursday (13 July).

The car bomb exploded near a school in Azaz city, said Haytham Jaber, the Syrian civil defense official, according to Anadolu Agency. The death toll might rise as the injured are said to be in critical condition. Azaz is located about 32km or 20 miles northwest of Aleppo.

Vehicles near the site caught fire and buildings were also damaged due to the impact of the blast.

Peace talks in Geneva and Kazakhstan capital Astana have failed to end the conflict in Syria. Over 5,381 civilians have been killed in the first six months of 2017 alone.

On 2 July, a car bomb in Damascus killed at least eight people and wounded a dozen. It was the biggest such attack in the Syrian capital since March. Of the three cars which carried bombs, two were intercepted at checkpoints on the airport road and detonated, in what were called controlled explosions, while the third made it into the city centre, where the driver blew himself up near Tahreer Square.

A car bomb blast had taken place outside a popular ice cream parlour in Baghdad on 30 May. Officials said 13 people were dead and 24 were wounded in the attack.

This attack came as Iraqi forces continued their assault on Isis positions in the country's north.

Authorities said that such attacks may become more common in the future as the Isis is suffering military defeats.