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Two explosions targets students in Aleppo
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At least 82 people have been killed and more than 160 injured in two rocket explosions at the University of Aleppo in Syria’s largest city on Tuesday, city officials reported.

According to a Syrian official quoted by SANA, two rocket shells were fired at the university complex. Aleppo’s governor Mohammed Wahid Akkad called the rocket strikes a “terrorist attack that targeted students on their first day of exams.”

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed two explosions hit the university. The second blast may have been caused by a burning car, though there has been no independent confirmation, Reuters reports.

The university is located in a government-controlled territory. Aleppo is Syria's largest city and has been fiercely contested between government forces and rebel fighters, who have battled to a stalemate in the strategically important region.

Rebels have

Added: Jan-15-2013 Occurred On: Jan-15-2013
By: Assyren
Tags: Syria, Terror, Aleppo, University, Explosion
Location: Aleppo, Aleppo Governorate, Syria (load item map)
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