Car Bomb Explodes by Damascus School

Children are believed to be among those killed and wounded by a car bomb that exploded near a school and central bank in a bustling and residential part of the Syrian capital Monday. Loud gunfire was heard in Damascus as a cloud of thick smoke rose from the blast, which blew windows out of several nearby buildings and set a number of cars on fire. Syria has been embroiled in violence for two years now, and at least 70,000 people have died in that time.