Judge killed in Syria car bombing


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The Independent Online

A judge has been killed in a bombing in a residential district of Damascus, Syrian state media said.

The Sana news agency said a "terrorist group" planted explosives under the car of Judge Abad Nadhwah in the Barzeh district.

The bomb was detonated remotely, killing him instantly.

The blast is the latest in a wave of attacks targeting high-ranking supporters of President Bashar Assad's regime.

The brother of Syria's parliament speaker was killed yesterday, also in Damascus.

Syria's regime describes the uprising against Assad as a foreign plot and refers to rebels fighting the military as terrorists.

More than 36,000 people have been killed since the revolt began in March last year.