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State TV: Suicide attacks kill 14 in central Damascus

By Saad Abedine, CNN
updated 10:53 AM EDT, Tue June 11, 2013
In this photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center, Syrian men help survivors out of a building in Aleppo after it was bombed, allegedly by a Syrian regime warplane on Saturday, February 8. The United Nations estimates more than 100,000 people have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011. Click through to see the most compelling images taken during the conflict, which is now a civil war: In this photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center, Syrian men help survivors out of a building in Aleppo after it was bombed, allegedly by a Syrian regime warplane on Saturday, February 8. The United Nations estimates more than 100,000 people have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011. Click through to see the most compelling images taken during the conflict, which is now a civil war:
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Suicide attacks take place near a police station
  • The explosions kill at least 14 people in Damascus
  • Clashes are constant in Damascus suburbs

(CNN) -- A pair of suicide attacks in central Damascus on Tuesday killed at least 14 people and injured 31 others, Syrian state TV reported.

The explosions took place near a police station, a police source said.

Syria's state news agency, SANA, reported a slightly higher casualty toll, reporting 33 injuries after "two suicide bombers" blew themselves up.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Outside groups may force action in Syria

Clashes between government forces and rebels are constant in Damascus suburbs.

But every time rebels appear to be inching closer to a decisive battle for the capital, President Bashar al-Assad's stronghold, the regime steps up its offensive using fighter jets and missiles, opposition groups say.

The United Nations has warned that all sides will be held accountable for the killing of civilians during the civil war.

At least 105 people have been killed Tuesday across Syria, according to the Local Coordination Committees in Syria, an opposition group. At least 56 of them died in Damascus and its suburbs.

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