Truck laden with explosives kills 31 in Syria’s Hama city

  • AFP, Beirut
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  • Updated: Oct 20, 2013 23:21 IST
A suicide bomber blew up a truck laden with explosives at an army checkpoint in Syria's central city of Hama Sunday killing at least 31 people, a monitoring group said.

"At least 31 people, including regime troops, were killed when a man detonated a truck laden with explosives at a checkpoint near an agricultural vehicles company on the road linking Hama to Salamiyeh," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The Britain-based watchdog said the death toll was likely to rise, as "there are dozens of wounded, some of them in critical condition"

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