DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- An explosive planted under an army vehicle has exploded in the Syrian capital, damaging nine cars. Witnesses say no one was injured in the blast.
The explosion early Saturday shook a downtown Damascus neighborhood near a military food cooperative and left a crater in the street.
Such explosions have become frequent as Syria's uprising against President Bashar Assad grows increasingly militarized. Many in the opposition have taken up arms since protesters first took to the street in March 2011, prompting a government crackdown.
The U.N. says more than 9,000 people have been killed.
No one has claimed responsibility for the blast.
Earlier this week, attacks on a government security compound and the country's central bank killed nine and injured 100.