Syria: Car Bomb Kills 17 In Aleppo

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Syria's state-run news agency says a car bomb has killed 17 people and wounded 40 in the northern Aleppo province.

FSA soldiers help a severely wounded colleague after being shot by a Syrian Army sniper in Izaa district in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Sept 8, 2012. On Friday, U.S. Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsay Graham, who have toured the volatile Middle East in recent days, urged Washington to help arm Syria's rebels with weapons and create a safe zone inside the country for a transition government. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo)

Syria's state-run news agency says a car bomb has killed 17 people and wounded 40 in the northern Aleppo province.

The report on the SANA news agency said Sunday night's blast was caused by a booby-trapped car. The report quoted the Aleppo governor, who said the 17 dead were all civilians.

State-run TV aired footage that showed destroyed buildings and rescue workers trying to pull people from the rubble.