Syria university bombing

Dozens of people have been killed in two large explosions at a university in Syria's second-largest city Aleppo. Footage from the scene show all the windows blown out of a six-storey building and the twisted remains of several vehicles.

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Syria university bombing death toll rises to 83

The death toll from two large explosions that tore through one of Syria's biggest universities on the first day of student exams has risen to at least 83 people, a monitoring group has said.

 A view shows destruction after two explosions that rocked the University of Aleppo.
A view shows destruction after two explosions that rocked the University of Aleppo. Credit: Reuters/Sana Sana

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens more were injured in the blasts at the University of Aleppo, but the group said it could not identify their source.

Some activists in Aleppo claimed a Government attack caused the explosions, while state television accused "terrorists" - a term often use to describe the rebel fighters - of firing two rockets at the school.

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At least a dozen killed in Syrian university bombing

by - Former International Editor

There are reports that at least a dozen people were killed in a large explosion at the University of Aleppo in Syria.

Students were sitting exams at the time and refugees were reportedly present on the campus.

The Syrian state news agency reports that two rockets fired from a rebel-held part of the city hit the university's information technology academy, although this has not been independently verified.

The aftermath of the explosion in Aleppo Credit: APTN
A casualty is carried into a waiting ambulance in Aleppo Credit: APTN
People run following the explosion at the university campus Credit: APTN