Two roadside bombs exploded close to a bus carrying troops through the morning rush hour within the Syrian capital early Wednesday, killing 13 folks and wounding three others, state TV reported.
Syrian state TV confirmed footage of the charred bus in central Damascus, saying the blasts occurred whereas folks have been heading to work and faculty. The report stated a 3rd bomb was found and dismantled in the identical space.
Nobody claimed accountability for the assault, which occurred at a essential bus switch level beneath a bridge, the place automobiles converge and head out to completely different neighborhoods of the capital.
Such assaults in Damascus have been uncommon lately after authorities forces captured suburbs previously held by insurgents.
President Bashar Assad’s forces now management a lot of Syria after army assist from his allies Russia and Iran helped tip the stability of energy in his favor.
Syria’s battle that started in March 2011 has left greater than 350,000 folks useless and displaced half the nation’s inhabitants, together with 5 million who’re refugees overseas.
In August, Syria’s state media stated a brief circuit triggered an explosion within the fuel tank of a bus carrying troopers, killing one and wounding three.
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