Blasts Shake Damascus’ Maidan Neighborhood and Industrial Zone, 7 Killedإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A suicide bomb attack in the central Damascus district of Maidan killed at least seven people and wounded another 20 on Friday, Syrian state television reported, blaming "terrorists.”
The explosion took place near Zein al-Abidin mosque and a school, the report said, blaming "terrorists," the term the authorities use for rebels involved in an uprising against the regime of President Bashar Assad.
Earlier Friday, a separate explosion was reported in an industrial zone of Damascus.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was unclear whether there were any victims.
Anti-regime activists said in messages posted on Facebook that a white Mercedes vehicle had exploded in the industrial zone and that there were casualties.
They said ambulances rushed to the site which was cordoned off by security.
The blast took place amid a tenuous U.N.-backed ceasefire that went into effect in the strife-torn country on April 12 but has failed to take hold with violence and casualties reported on a daily basis.
The Observatory also said three security agents were wounded on Friday in a blast in the coastal city of Banias. It gave no further details.