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US condemns Syria suicide attacks
US condemns Syria suicide attacks near gov't building, says killing of civilians unjustifiable
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' The U.S. is condemning a suicide attack in Syria's capital that has killed 55 people.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says "any and all violence that results in the indiscriminate killing and injury of civilians is reprehensible and cannot be justified."

Her statement called on Syria's government to accept a U.N. peace plan to prevent an escalation of violence.

Syria's government said Thursday's two suicide blasts also wounded more than 370 people, calling it the deadliest bombing in Syria's 14-month uprising. It apparently targeted a military intelligence building.

The government is blaming the bombings on terrorists. Opposition leaders and activists routinely blame the Assad regime for orchestrating attacks to demonize the opposition. There was no immediate claim of responsibility Thursday.

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