Syrian opposition group says it was blast target


BEIRUT (AP) — A major Syrian opposition faction has accused the government of a bombing at a border checkpoint, saying it narrowly missed 13 leaders of the group including its president.

Syrian National Council President George Sabra told reporters in Turkey on Tuesday that the car bomb a day earlier went off shortly before the SNC president and 12 other members of the group's executive council drove through a border crossing with Turkey.

"We heard an explosion nearly half an hour before we reached the border crossing point," Sabra said.

Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler said the death toll from the attack rose Tuesday to 14 from 13.