DAMASCUS, July 11 (Xinhua) -- At least 11 people were killed Thursday in an explosion that rocked Syria's northern rebel-held Afrin enclave, activists said.
Women and children are among those killed as 30 others were wounded when a car bomb went off in the center of Afrin in the northern countryside of Aleppo province, according to activists.
Afrin enclave had been controlled by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and other allied militia groups.
Last year, Turkey spearheaded an operation to dislodge the YPG and took control of the city with the help of its allied rebels in northern Syria.
Several explosions have rocked the city since it fell to the Turkey-backed rebels.
Around 350,000 people were displaced from Afrin when the Ankara-backed rebels took control.