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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.
Student bombers. They never get it right the first time in the lab. Ask William Ayers...
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.

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.
"Next question in our practical: which wire do you attach to the negative pole, the red one or the green one? Mahmoud, come up here to the front and demonstrate to the class."
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.
Posted by:tipper

#2  some kids will do anything to get out of test-taking. This is Syria's version of "pulling the fire alarm"
Posted by: Frank G   2013-01-15 14:48  

#1  update
'More than 80 killed' in Aleppo University blasts
MohammedWahid Akkad, the governor of Aleppo, Syria's second city, said there were 82 fatalities so far and more than 160 wounded "in a terrorist attack that targeted students on their first day of exams at the University of Aleppo."
Posted by: tipper   2013-01-15 13:28