20 killed as car bombers strike Syria's capital

20 killed as car bombers strike SyriaUpdated on : 03-07-2017 09:30 AM
A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Damascus on Sunday, killing 20 people and injuring several others.

It was one of the three car bombs that were meant to be blown up in crowded areas of the Syrian capital on Sunday, the first day back to work from the Eid-UL-Fitr holiday.

Security forces pursued and destroyed the other two bombs.

The attack took place in Al Ghadir Square, a small square near Tahrir square in Damascus. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Earlier, in mid-March, bomb attacks on a courthouse and restaurant in central Damascus killed as many as 32 people. The rare assault in the heart of the city was claimed by the Islamic State group.

That attack came days after two explosions that left 74 dead in the capital's Old City and were claimed by the Tahrir al-Sham.


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