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Car bomb near police HQ in central Damascus kills at least one

An official within the Syrian government claims a car bomb has exploded outside the police headquarters building in the capital, Damascus. The country’s state news agency said at least one person has died in the attack, and seven others were wounded.

­Local residents also reported hearing a large explosion. Some witnesses also said they heard heavy gunfire immediately after the explosion.

Syria, 7-10-2012- Car bomb near police HQ in central Damascus kills at least one

Syrian State TV has called the blast ‘a terrorist attack’.

A government official told The Associated Press the blast was caused by a car bomb in the Fahameh district near police headquarters. He added that the explosion damaged nearby cars and buildings.

There have also been unconfirmed reports of a second blast that took place outside the criminal security building, also located in the heart of the Syrian capital.

Both Damascus and the northern city of Aleppo have become frequent targets for car bombs and suicide blasts.

The Syrian civil war began in March 2011, and according to UN data, has claimed the lives of 20,000 people, most of them civilians. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled the country since the uprising started. (RT.com)

One Law-enforcement Member Martyred in a Car Explosion at Damascus Police Command Parking Lot in al-Fahameh Area

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – An explosive device attached to a car went off on Sunday evening at Damascus Police Command Parking lot in Khaled bin al-Walid Street in al-Fahameh area in Damascus, causing the martyrdom of one law-enforcement member.

An Interior Ministry source told SANA that the explosion took place in a parked car in the parking lot of Damascus Police Command, causing the martyrdom of a law-enforcement member and minor injuries, in addition to material damage to the building and the cars in the lot.



Una forte esplosione a Damasco, causata da un’auto bomba sucida, in viale Khaled Bin Al-Walid, nella zona di Fahhama vicino ad un centrale di polizia, ha provocato la morte di almeno una persona ed il ferimento di altre 7.

Tutti i membri delle forze dell’ordine e di Polizia che erano presenti nell’area sono salvi. (TG24Siria)


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