Triple car bombing in northern Syria kills at least 22 people
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian people gather at the site after an explosion hit a university in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/SANA)
Zeina Karam, The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, January 16, 2013 7:40AM EST
BEIRUT -- A Syrian official says three car bombs have exploded in the northern province of Idlib, killing at least 22 people.
The government official says the blasts Wednesday struck on a major highway and a roundabout in the city of Idlib. The explosions also wounded 35 people.
The triple bombing comes a day after massive blasts that ravaged a campus in the northern city of Aleppo, killing 87 people.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the Idlib bombings targeted security vehicles near the local security headquarters. The group said there were several casualties but did not give details.
The official did not say what the target was. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give official statements.