Twin Explosions Rock Town Outside Damascus

© Stringer

Twin blasts have rocked the town of Set Zaynab (Sayyidah Zaynab), 10km from the Syrian capital of Damascus, Sana news reported, adding that at least 12 people have been killed and 55 injured.

RIA Novosti cited medical officials who said that the death toll in the attack had jumped to 16 and at least 46 people were injured.

he first blast occurred at the entrance of Set Zaynab when a terrorist suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt. The second blast – a car bomb – rocked Fig Street, sources from Damascus police told Sana.

Syrian authorities condemned the terrorist bombings, which led to casualties among civilians, Sana added.

A Sana correspondent reporting from the scene said eight people have been killed and 13 injured.

Set Zaynab area has been a frequent target of terror attacks since the civil war broke out in Syria in 2011.

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attack, the Amaq news agency linked to group reported, as cited by Reuters.

Original Article:https://www.rt.com/news/346201-damascus-town-twin-blasts/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.