At least 75 people were allegedly killed and 140 others were injured in a suicide car bomb attack which was carried out by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour on Sunday.
Police officials told the media children were also those killed in the blast, which took place on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir al-Zour on Saturday evening.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has allegedly confirmed the death of children in the suicide attack.
The attack shocked the civilians in the Tujar or Merchants Street between the Conoco gas field and the Jafra energy plants in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour.
Following the incident, the road was blocked and the food prices were tripled in IS-held areas.
It was reported that many people fled towards the desert region after the explosion took place by the IS group.
Reports say that it was not the first time when IS militants targeted that area. Last month also, 18 people were reportedly killed when IS targeted the area and carried the bomb attack.
The IS group is losing the Syrian Army, which recently captured the entire capital city of Deir al-Zour.