An explosion, which the Syrian press agency Sana called a 'terrorist bomb', went off in the city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing a number of people. AP reported that Mohammed Saeed, an Aleppo resident, said the a bomb exploded near the Political Security Directorate in the city's central neighborhood of Suleimaniyeh. He said the neighborhood has a large Christian population. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on an activist network in Syria, also said it was a car bomb. It said it had reports of dead and injured, but gave no numbers.
Three suicide bombings in the capital Damascus on Saturday killed 27 people. The government blamed those on the opposition, which it claims is made up of "terrorist" groups carrying out a foreign conspiracy.