Damascus: At least 14 people were killed in a car bomb explosion in the rebel-held city of al-Bab in northern Syria on Saturday, a war monitor reported.

The car bomb exploded at a parking lot in al-Bab, a city that is controlled by the Turkish forces and Turkey-backed rebels in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo province in northern Syria, Xinhua reported, citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Nine of those killed were civilians while the rest are rebels.

The death toll could likely rise as there are 33 wounded people, some of whom are in critical condition.