Syrian state media and an activist group say militant shelling of a predominantly Kurdish neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo has killed at least nine people.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Tuesday's shelling came amid clashes between militants, including members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria, and Kurdish fighters. The activist group says nine were killed.

The state SANA news agency says the rocket attack on the city's Sheik Maqssoud neighborhood killed 14 and wounded about 50.

Sheikh Maqsoud is on the northern edge of Aleppo and has been repeatedly targeted by militants over the past few months amid fighting on its outskirts.

On Monday, state media reported that insurgents fired dozens of shells at the same neighborhood, killing eight and wounding more than 20.