BEIRUT –– At least 40 people were killed and 90 wounded, most of them soldiers, when three car bombs struck the heart of Syria’s second city Aleppo on Wednesday, a monitoring group said.
“A medical source said that at least 40 people were killed and 90 injured,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. “Most of them were regime troops.”
Meanwhile, official television channel Al Ikhbariya said 31 people were killed and dozens wounded.
“The toll could rise because many people were badly injured,” a city official told AFP, shortly after three bombs exploded around Saadallah Jabiri Square, near a military officers’ club and a hotel.
Two of the blasts hit the area near the club within a minute of each other.
A third car bomb then exploded some 150 metres (yards) away in the Bab Jnein district, at the entrance of the Old City neighbourhood of Aleppo.
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