Syria unrest: Damascus ’suicide blasts’ kill dozens
2012-05-10 0:00

By Lyse Doucet | BBCNews

Twin suicide car-bomb attacks have killed at least 55 people and wounded 372 in Damascus, Syrian officials say.

The blasts happened near a military intelligence building during morning rush hour. State TV showed burnt cars and two deep craters in the road.

The government and the opposition blamed each other for the attack - the deadliest in Damascus since the start of Syria’s uprising 14 months ago.

The two sides are supposed to observe a ceasefire monitored by a UN team.


Source: BBC.co.uk

However, violence has continued unabated across the country, with the restive city of Homs shelled again overnight.

International peace envoy Kofi Annan - who brokered a six-point peace plan - said the Damascus blasts were "abhorrent" and counter-productive.

The US also condemned them. A statement by the state department said indiscriminate killing could not be justified, and urged the Syrian government to "fully and immediately implement the Annan plan" to prevent further escalation.

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