Suicide bomb kills 50 Syrian security men

  • A suicide car bomber killed at least 50 Syrian security men in Hama province on Monday, according to an opposition group.

    The incident was one of the bloodiest single attacks on President Bashar al-Assad's forces since the uprising began 20 months ago.

    Syrian state media reported that a "terrorist" suicide bomber had targeted a rural development center in Sahl al-Ghab in Hama province and put the death toll at two.

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said security forces and pro-Assad militia were using the center, adding that the suicide bomber was from the Nusra Front.

    The Nusra Front is an al Qaeda-inspired group of ultra-orthodox Salafi Muslims. It has in the past claimed responsibility for several suicide bombings in Damascus. It operates independently of other rebel factions.