45 killed, 110 injured in blasts near Syria shrine

45 killed, 110 injured in blasts near Syria shrine

At least 45 people were killed and 110 wounded on Sunday by a car bomb and two suicide bombers in the Sayeda Zeinab district of Damascus, where Syria’s holiest Shi’ite shrine is located, the interior ministry said.

State television showed footage of burning buildings and wrecked cars in the neighbourhood.

Syrian state news agency SANA, quoting an interior ministry source, said a group of militants had detonated a car bomb near a public transport garage in the neighborhood’s Koua Sudan area. Two suicide bombers then blew themselves up nearby as people were being rescued.

Related Post

Fire destroys French migrant camp
views 7
A camp housing 1,500 migrants in northern France has been destroyed in a fire that officials said began during a fight between Afghans and Kurds. The ...
European court: Swiss Muslim girls must swim with boys
views 91
The European Court of Human Rights upheld a decision of a Swiss court backing fines on Muslim parents who refused to allow their daughters to take par...
UN urged to act over Nigerian hostage girls
views 27
A leading Nigerian rights group is urging the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Islamic extremists who abducted 276 schoolgirls, saying conce...
LONDON ATTACK: 12 men arrested in connection with attack
views 15
Following the terror attack in London police on Sunday reportedly arrested 12 men in connection with the attack. According to reports, the militants k...
Chile earthquake triggers tsunami warning
views 134
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.7 off southern Chile has prompted a tsunami warning. The quake struck 225km (140 miles) south-west of ...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK