Syrian General, 8 Soldiers Killed In Tunnel Blast

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Damascus: A tunnel bomb blast outside Damascus claimed nine lives, including a Syrian general and eight soldiers, a monitoring group said.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, rebel fighters planted explosives yesterday in a tunnel in the town of Harasta, northeast of Damascus.

“The explosion killed a Syrian officer at the rank of general, and eight other members of regime forces, and wounded several people,” Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman was quoted as saying to AFP.