Aleppo university rocked by explosion
An explosion has rocked a university in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, with unconfirmed reports that at least 15 people were killed.
State TV said Aleppo University was hit by a "terrorist bombing", although activists say the cause is unclear.
Aleppo has been the scene of numerous bombings and air strikes, as government forces try to dislodge rebels there. Rebel forces have made sweeping gains in northern Syria in recent months and Aleppo is largely under their control.
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The university is located in an area under the control of government forces.
The state news agency, Sana, said the university was hit on the first day of student exams.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based activist group, reported two explosions and said dozens of people had been wounded. Pictures on state television showed at least one body and several vehicles on fire.
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