DAMASCUS, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian authorities thwarted Thursday a car bombing attempt in the capital Damascus, while an explosive device killed one person in a northern province, local media reported.
A car bomb, rigged with 80 kg explosives, was dismantled in the Damascus suburb of Somarieh on Thursday, the state-run SANA news agency said, adding that the car was parked near a main bus stop in the area.
Meanwhile, the pro-government Sham FM said an explosive device went off in the northern province of al-Raqqa, killing one person and wounding many others.
Earlier in the day, the state TV reported the blast of an oil pipeline in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, but gave no further details.
Explosions, particularly in Damascus, have become increasingly common lately. The Syrian government blames al-Qaida-linked fighters of using bombing tactics in their fight against the administration.
On Tuesday, five explosions rocked Damascus in several districts, leaving at least 12 people killed.