Syrians look at a damaged vehicle following a car bomb in the northwestern city of Aleppo. (File photo)
Several civilians have been killed or injured after an explosive-laden car went off in Syria's northwestern city of Aleppo as the Army soldiers are fighting against insurgents to purge the violence-plagued city of foreign-sponsored terrorists.
The blast took place in the Malaab al-Baladi neighborhood of Aleppo, which is located 355 kilometers (220 miles) north of Damascus, on Sunday, state-run SANA news agency reported.
The report added that the force of the blast caused great damage to the nearby buildings and made a left a big crater in the ground. Bodies of women and children were buried under piles of debris.
Earlier in the day, four people were killed and 35 others wounded after a roadside bomb ripped through a bus in the central province of Homs.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence, while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the armed militants are foreign nationals.