Explosions in Damascus Kill 34

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Twin car bombs have ripped through a suburb in the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing at least 34 people.

Activists say the blasts Wednesday targeted the Jermana suburb, which is mostly populated by Christians and Druse. Television footage shows firemen hosing down the remains of charred vehicles. Debris from the blasts was scattered about the street.

SANA state news agency called the attack an act of “terrorists.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says violence across the country has killed more than 40,000 people since an uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began in March of last year.