A massive bomb blast in the northern Syrian town of Afrin killed at least 46 people including 11 children and wounded another 50 in a crowded downtown street. Officials expect the death toll to rise.

The bomb was detonated using a fuel tanker to increase the lethality of the explosion. Turkey’s defense ministry blamed the attack on the Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia. 

“The enemy of humanity, PKK/YPG has once again targeted innocent civilians in Afrin,” the Turkish military posted on Twitter. Later on Tuesday, security officials in the Haray governorate claim that they arrested a suspected PKK/YPG terrorist who delivered the bomb. 

The PKK/YPG however, released a statement saying that they don’t target civilians.