DAMASCUS, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- At least three people were killed and many others wounded when a suicide car bomb exploded in Syria' s northern province of Idlib on Friday, the state-TV said.
The TV said that the suicide bomber was a member of the al- Qaida terror network, adding that the blast rocked Idlib-Sarmin road.
The blast is the latest in a string of explosions that have been rocking Syria over the past months of crisis, most notably in the capital Damascus.
Earlier in the day, Syria's official SANA news agency said two "terrorist" groups have liquidated four people of the residents in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour and videotaped the crime to frame the army.
Meanwhile, SANA said armed troops continued Thursday their cleansing operations at several areas in Aleppo and its outskirts and killed scores of terrorists and destroyed their hideouts.
On the opposition side, activists said the government troops bombarded the Damascus' suburb of Qaboun, which led to the killing of one person and the injury of others.
Activists also reported violence and shelling elsewhere.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activists' network, said recently that more than 40,000 Syrians had been killed during the 20-months-old crisis in Syria, adding that the death toll includes 28,026 civilians and rebel fighters, 1,379 defectors, 10,150 soldiers and 574 unidentified people.