Five law-enforcement personnel, including a colonel and a first lieutenant, were killed Tuesday in clashes with an "armed terrorist group" in Syria's northern province of Aleppo, state-run SANA news agency reported Wednesday.
The clashes, which occurred at the suburb of al-Attareb, also led to the killing of nine "terrorists" and the wounding of many others, said SANA.
In the central province of Homs, armed terrorist groups on Tuesday blew up a number of houses and attacked a college dormitory with mortars and guns, causing large damage to the buildings and spreading panic among the students, said SANA.
It said law-enforcement forces found a number of tunnels used by terrorists to smuggle weapons at Baba Amr neighborhood in Homs.
The terrorist groups exploded a number of houses to intimidate residents, the report said, adding that the blast was filmed and would be later broadcasted by some TV channels that were "partners in shedding the Syrian blood in an attempt to frame army men."
SANA said a large quantity of weapons and ammunition were seized Tuesday in the central city of Hama and Damascus' suburb of Harasta.
The Syrian government has blamed the unrest in Syria on plots by terrorists and foreign-backed armed gangs, and said that more than 2,000 army and security personnel were killed during the past months.
The United Nations put the death toll in the Syrian unrest at more than 5,400.