Sunday, 2 July 2017

Three Car Bombs Hit Damascus

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Three car bombs hit Damascus, seven people killed

Police said the biggest bomb attack in Syria's capital since the suicide bombings of three others. Three car bombs exploded in Damascus, killing seven people.

One of the suicide bombers blew himself up in the Tamarisk plaza surrounded by the authorities. Police in the field said the attack killed seven people and injured 13 others.

The other two vehicle bombs were destroyed by the authorities, the state media said.

The state TV said security forces have reduced the number of casualties because terrorists have prevented them from reaching their targets and said they aimed to work after the Eid ul-Fitr holiday for busy areas on the first day.

The video, aired on state-run TV at Tahrir Square, showed roads that were scattered by debris, roads that were heavily damaged, and turned into twisted metal piles.

Photographs from one of the bombing sites showed that they were seen as human remains and severely damaged vehicles outside the mosque at the Baytara traffic circle near the Old City.

Two suicide bombings in Damascus killed dozens in March. Most were murdered at a court palace near the old town. The Islamic state claimed responsibility for the attack.

In March, dozens of people were killed in suicide bombings in the capital, most of them Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq. This attack was claimed by a rebel group alliance of Tahrir al-Sham, which has been led by a group of jihadists formerly known as Nusra Front.

Syrian troops have defeated rebels in several Damascus suburbs over the past year and are now fighting insurgents in the Guar and Ain Tartar areas of the eastern outskirts.

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