Car bomb kills 30 in Hama, Syria
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Car bomb kills 30 in Hama, Syria

Explosion reportedly targets government checkpoint in central city

Smoke rises after a bomb was thrown from a helicopter, hitting a rebel position during heavy fighting between troops loyal to president Bashar Assad and opposition fighters, in Idlib province, Syria Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 ,(photo credit: AP)
Smoke rises after a bomb was thrown from a helicopter, hitting a rebel position during heavy fighting between troops loyal to president Bashar Assad and opposition fighters, in Idlib province, Syria Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 ,(photo credit: AP)

A car bomb exploded on the edge of the central Syrian city of Hama Sunday morning, killing at least 30 people, Syria’s state TV said.

The state news agency SANA said Syrian rebels drove the truck laden with over a ton of explosives into the post at the eastern entrance of the city on Sunday.

SANA said the explosion appeared to have set ablaze a gasoline truck nearby, increasing the damage and casualties.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the al-Qaida-linked Jabhat al-Nusra, or al-Nusra Front, had carried out the attack.

Car bombs are most frequently used by hard-line al-Qaeda-linked militants fighting among the rebels.

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