Five killed in blast in Damascus suburb: activists

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Posted: May 30, 2012 12:03 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Five people were killed on Tuesday when an explosive device detonated in the Damascus neighborhood of Qaboun, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Qaboun, in northern Damascus, has been a centre of opposition protests demanding the end of President Bashar al-Assad's rule. It has seen fighting between Assad loyalists and rebels.

(Reporting by Oliver Holmes; Editing by Janet Lawrence)