At least 19 killed in suicide bombing in Syrian capital Damascus

  • At least 19 killed in suicide bombing in Syrian capital Damascus
02-07-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Death toll has raised to 19 as suicide bombing rocked the Syrian capital Damascus today. More than 12 others were also injured in the attack.

Syrian police had been chasing three suspected car bombers that were trying to enter the capital. Police stopped and detonated two of the vehicles, but the third driver entered Tahrir square in the east and blew himself up after being surrounded.

There was no immediate claim for responsibility.

The attackers had planned to bomb crowded areas in the capital on the first working day after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Syria is in the midst of a six-year-long civil war, with Damascus still mostly under government control.

Previously in mid-March, bomb attacks on a courthouse and restaurant in central Damascus killed 32 people. That was claimed by ISIS.

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