DAMASCUS, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- A large portion of an evangelical church in Syria's Aleppo was destroyed after armed men blasted the building on Tuesday, the pro-government al-Ekhbaria TV reported.
The church is located at al-Jdaideh district in the old quarter of Aleppo, reports said.
Blasts have become daily occurrences in the unrest-hit country. Earlier Tuesday, three people were killed when a booby-trapped car went off in the resort town of Zabadani near the Syrian capital Damascus, the pro-government Sham FM reported.
Meanwhile, a car bomb was dismantled by engineering units in Damascus' district of Tadamun, witnesses told Xinhua.
Sounds of bomb shells reverberated in several areas across Damascus Tuesday in what appeared to be the army's attacks on the rebels' strongholds.
Activists reported aerial bombardments on the restive southern suburbs of Damascus, including Hajar al-Aswad and Tadamun. Intense clashes raged on in al-Tadamun and surrounding areas between the government troops and armed rebels.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activists' watchdog, placed the death toll on Tuesday at 38 people, 20 of whom were civilians.
Yet, the death toll could not be checked independently.