The experience of being hit by a blast wave following such an explosion can be likened to a man standing at the bottom of the ocean, and being picked up by a wave and thrown in to the air.
Some of the world's deadliest industrial accidents were caused by ammonium nitrate explosions.
The blast shook the ground, said Mohammed Ali, a shopkeeper in the area. At the city's Madina hospital, a nurse, Halima Nur, said it had received five people injured in the blast for treatment.
Deaths occurred Tuesday in two separate assaults near border with Iran, according to military
In a statement on Twitter, the ministry said the blast occurred in a crowded area in Afrin's center.
Anderson Harkov's reasoning that it was “because America was not willing to use its ample resources to intervene in a genocide where Americans were not being killed” is an incorrect understanding.
It was not known who carried out the attack but residents and police said al Shabaab fighters had tried to attack Afgoye, about 30 km from Mogadishu, late on Friday and were repulsed.
Diab, who taught sociology at the University of Ottawa, spent three years in a Paris jail before his release due to compelling evidence that he was in Beirut, Lebanon, at the time of the bombing.