Syria (AP) - 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.
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.
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.