Car Bomb Rocks Syria; Casualties Reported

Blast hits northern city of Aleppo ahead of uprising's 1-year mark
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 18, 2012 7:19 AM CDT
Syrian doctors treat a man who was wounded the explosions that attacked security forces departments, in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday, March 17, 2012.   (Anonymous)
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(Newser) – Syria's state news agency says a car bomb has gone off between two residential buildings in the northern city of Aleppo. The report today by SANA gave no information on casualties or damage, but called it a "terrorist bombing." Opposition sources tell the BBC that there were casualties, but gave no numbers. Yesterday, three suicide bombings in Damascus killed 27 people. The government blamed them on the opposition, which it says is made up of "terrorist" groups acting out a foreign conspiracy. Some opposition leaders accused the regime of complicity in the attacks to tarnish the uprising. No group has claimed responsibility.

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