Car Bomber Kills Several in Tahrir Square, Syria

Three car bombs hit Damascus killing a number of people-state media
Multiple blasts, mortar rounds hit Damascus
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02 July, 2017

A series of vehicle bomb explosions, including a suicide attacker who blew himself up after being surrounded by security forces, rocked the Syrian capital on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding a dozen more, state TV reported.

A suicide auto bomber struck near Tahreer Square in central Damascus early Sunday, according to reports, which added that two other bombs went off after security forces chased other attackers. The closed-off street was littered with debris, while security men roamed the area.

The reported stated that the other two auto bombs were destroyed before any explosives could be detonated, in a separate location in the western region of the city.

Syrian state news agency SANA quoted a senior police official saying that "terrorists simultaneously blew up three cars", two of them on the road to Damascus airport southeast of the capital and a third in the eastern Sahat Al-Tahrir district. It put the death toll at 12, including the suicide bomber.

Damascus has remained mostly under the control of President Bashar al-Assad, and avoided much of the fighting.

In March, rebel groups launched a surprise attack in northeastern Damascus, taking advantage of Syrian regime forces overstretched by fighting elsewhere in the country, an expert said at the time.


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