Syrian protest against Assad near Homs_311.
(photo credit: Reuters)
"There is more security in Maidan than usual because it is Friday and there are lots of military and security checkpoints. We do not know what was targeted yet," said the resident, a private sector employee who declined to be named.
Another resident said: "I didn't hear anything, but a lot of streets are closed and everyone is really nervous."
Some opposition activists said the blast had targeted a police station, others said it was an intelligence building.
At least 44 people were killed last month by what the Syrian authorities
said were two suicide bombings against security buildings in the Syrian
Syria has been racked for 10 months by an uprising against President
Bashar al-Assad in which the United Nations says more than 5,000 people
have been killed. The government says armed "terrorists" have killed
2,000 members of the security forces.