3 bomb explosions kill 7 in Syria's southern province
Three car bombs went off in the southern province of Daraa early Saturday, killing at least seven people and causing huge material and building damage, Xinhua reported.
Quoting an official source, SANA said the first car bomb rocked the crowded al-Mubailat street, the second rattled the Panorama roundabout, and the third tore through the Finance Directorate in Daraa.
SANA said the third bomb was rigged with a large amount of anti-tank mines, some of which didn't go off during the blast.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed the Daraa explosions killed scores of government soldiers. But such a claim was impossible to be verified.
Meanwhile, an explosive-laden car went off in Damascus' Tadamun district, injuring nine people, according to state media.
Tadamun has seen intense fighting between government troops and armed militias over the past several months.
Armed groups fired a hand-made rocket at the George Khouri square in Damascus, hitting a residential bloc and injuring two young girls, one of whom was in grave condition, state media said.
The George Khouri Square is located in al-Qassa district dwelled mostly by Christians.
Furthermore, armed men fired a mortar shell that landed on a private clinic at al-Tuliani area in central Damascus, leaving material damage, the pro-government al-Ekhbaria TV said.
As the blasts kept rattling the country, activists reported intense clashes between government troops and armed militias in a number of other areas.
The oppositional Local Coordination Committee's network placed the death toll of Saturday's violence at 107 nationwide. The figure couldn't be checked independently.
Explosions have become increasingly common and almost daily occurrences in Syria, particularly in Damascus.
The United Nations has recently warned that the number of affected people who are in need of humanitarian aid could increase from 2.5 million to 4 million by early next year if violence continues unabatedly.