Mar
18

Syrian city hit by car bomb

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Several people are reported dead and injured after car bomb in Syria’s second city, Aleppo

Syria’s second city, Aleppo, has been hit by a car bomb a day after two blasts rocked the capital, Damascus, according to the Syrian television channel al-Ikhbariya.

Opposition sources said the blast had hit an area close to a security office. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosion had killed and injured people in the area but gave no estimate on the number of casualties.

The state news channel Syria TV said a “terrorist” explosion had hit between two residential buildings in the al-Suleimaniya district of Aleppo, behind a post office building.

Residents told the British-based Observatory they saw bodies in the streets and reported a heavy blast which rocked the area.

On Saturday, two car bombs in Damascus killed 27 people and wounded at least 100.

Sunday’s blast is the fourth car bomb to hit a major city in Syria, and the second in Aleppo, since a revolt against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule began a year ago and security forces launched a crackdown. Activists and the government have traded blame for previous explosions.

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