Friday, April 27, 2012

7 killed, 20 wounded in blast in Damascus

Damascus Governorate on Syria Map with Governo...
Damascus Governorate on Syria Map with Governorates.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
DAMASCUS, April 27 (Xinhua) -- At least 7 people were killed and 20 others injured when an explosion occurred Friday near a mosque in the heart of the Syrian capital Damascus, the latest in a string of explosions that rattled the city on the weekend, the state-run SANA news agency reported.

The blast ripped through al-Midan neighborhood near Zain al- Abidin mosque, said the report.

Preliminary speculations indicated that a suicide bomber detonated himself near a security agent's bus, pro-government media said.

After the explosion unknown gunmen opened fire at people who gathered around the scene, said SANA.

Al-Midan area was hit by a deadly explosion on Jan. 6. The explosion ripped through a busy intersection in the neighborhood and killed at least 25 people.

Friday's blast came following a number of explosions that occurred Friday morning in Syria.
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