facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Bomb blast in government military building near Damascus kills 31

Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:32 AM   |   Comments

HARASTA, Syria, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A bomb leveled a government building Sunday in Harasta, Syria, killing 31 Syrian troops, including four senior officers, a group that supports the rebels said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in London said explosives were placed in a building on a government military base in the Damascus suburb, The New York Times reported. The building was flattened by the blast, the anti-Assad regime group said.

The group said the bomb appeared to have been placed inside the building or in a tunnel.

Government officials and state media had not confirmed the attack, the newspaper said.

The Times said the attack may have been an attempt by Syrian rebels seeking to topple President Bashar Assad to counter his military's recent advances.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting
2
Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy
3
Robert Hansen, notorious Alaska serial killer, dead at 75
4
4 firefighters injured in 'Ice Bucket Challenge'
5
Pope Francis calls family of slain journalist James Foley to console them
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback