Syrian news agency says bombings kill 10 soldiers

Syria's state-run news agency says two roadside bombs have killed at least 10 members of the security forces in the north of the country.

The SANA agency reported explosions in the Idlib province and the nearby Aleppo region.

A U.N.-brokered cease-fire formally took effect in Syria a week ago, but Syrian forces have continued attacks on opposition strongholds. Rebel fighters also kept up attacks, including bombings and shootings.

In the past, the regime justified its harsh crackdown on the 13-month uprising against President Bashar Assad by saying it is responding to provocations by "terrorists."

SANA says Wednesday's blast in the village of Mastouma killed six soldiers and wounded 11. It says a second blast in the Aleppo region killed four soldiers.

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