Syrian forces member killed by bomb

A member of Syria’s security forces has been killed and three others injured by a roadside bomb in the central province of Hama, the official news agency said today.

A member of Syria’s security forces has been killed and three others injured by a roadside bomb in the central province of Hama, the official news agency said today.

Sana said the attack on a road between the towns of Tibet al-Imam and al-Latamneh was carried out by a “terrorist” group – a phrase authorities use for rebels fighting President Bashar Assad’s regime.

It said engineering units had dismantled other explosive devices near al-Latamneh yesterday.

A ceasefire brokered by UN special envoy Kofi Annan was meant to end fighting in Syria by April 12.

While violence has decreased since then, Syrian forces continue to attack rebellious areas instead of withdrawing to barracks as required under the deal.

Rebel fighters have also kept up gun attacks and roadside ambushes targeting troops.

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