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At least five killed in Syrian car bombing

Last Updated: Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 00:37

Damasus: At least five people were killed and 32 injured in a car bomb blast near the Syrian capital Friday, Xinhua reported.

According to SANA news agency, the incident occurred after a booby-trapped car went off in a restive suburb of Damascus. The blast struck the suburb of Daf al-Shouk.

The blast came as the ceasefire brokered by the UN-Arab League joint special envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, supposedly went into effect earlier Friday.

Meanwhile, the pro-government Sham FM radio said the blast caused the collapse of four buildings in the area and left scores of people either killed or injured.

The Syrian army, however, reported numerous violations allegedly carried out by the armed rebels and said it had responded the fire and confronted the assailants.

In a statement, the army`s general command accused the armed rebel fighters of disrespecting the ceasefire, recounting a number of violations and attacks on military bases in several Syrian cities.
The ceasefire is backed by the international community in the hope of starting a prelude for further pacification in the unrest-stricken country.


First Published: Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 00:37

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