A Syrian government official says at least 27 people have been killed in a series of suicide bombings that struck the northern city of Aleppo. CNN reported that at least 75 people were injured from the blasts.
The official also says that scores of people were wounded in the explosions, which went off Wednesday in a main square in the city, near an officers' club.
According to CNN, Syria's government run State TV reported that after a third explosion, 3 "terrorists" dressed in Syrian Army uniforms attempted to enter the main square and were shot dead by Syrian Army soldiers. According to CNN, Syria's State TV as showing footage of bodies in military uniforms, one with what the reporter described as a detonator in his hand.
The official spoke to The Associated Press in Damascus on condition of anonymity in line with government regulations.
Aleppo-based activists also reported on the bombings, saying they went off minutes apart.
A Syrian pro-government television showed footage of massive destruction from the scene of the blasts.