40 Killed in Twin Blasts in Syria
Syrian state media say more than 40 people were killed when twin explosions ripped through a Damascus neighborhood on Thursday, as U.N. monitors try to enforce a shaky cease-fire between the government and rebels.
The explosions erupted as many Syrians were reporting to work. The opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the blasts took place near an office for security forces.
The state-run SANA news agency showed photos of the twisted wreckage of vehicles and what appeared to be human remains.
The government blamed “terrorists” for the explosions which left 170 people wounded. The French news agency says the main opposition group, the Syrian National Council, blamed the government.