Saturday, May 5, 2012

Explosive planted under an army vehicle in northern city of Aleppo, Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say an explosion in car wash in the northern city of Aleppo has killed at least five people.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Saturday blast killed at least five people.

Aleppo activist Mohammed Saeed said the car wash is owned by a man known to be part of pro-government militias known as the shabiha. He said the bomb killed six people.

Bomb attacks inside Syria's largest cities have become frequent as the country's uprising against President Bashar Assad grows increasingly militarized. Many in the opposition have taken up arms since protesters first took to the street in March 2011. Read More