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 Updated: January 31, 2016

Dozens martyred in Terrorist explosions near al-Sayyeda Zainab(as)

By: Kazem Raza


DAMASCUS, Syria: At least 60 people were killed and 110 others were injured in three terrorist bombings that rocked al-Sayyeda Zainab (sa) town in Damascus countryside on Sunday. The attacks, which hit in Koua Soudan area, were caused by a car bomb and two explosive belts, according to an Interior Ministry source.

Terrorists detonated the car bomb at the bus station in Koua Soudan area, and after people gathered to help the injured, two suicide bombers with explosive belts blew themselves up at the site.

Massive material damage was caused due to the three bombings, added the source, noting that some of the injured are in critical condition.

Syrian state news agency SANA, quoting an interior ministry source, said a group of militants had detonated a car bomb near a public transport garage in the neighborhood's Koua Sudan area.

Two suicide bombers then blew themselves up nearby as people were being rescued. The authorities put the dead at 45 people.

"Bodies were still being pulled from the wreckage," a witness told state news channel Ikhbariyah.

The heavily populated area in the south of the city is a site of pilgrimage from all parts of the Muslim world.

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halaki was quoted as saying the attacks were prompted by "terror groups" who sought to "raise their morale after a string of defeats" by the army.

The explosions occurred as representatives of Syria's government and its divided opposition began convening in Geneva for the first U.N.-mediated peace talks in two years.

Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari, head of the government delegation at Geneva, said the blasts in Damascus just confirmed the link between what the government says are a Saudi-led and funded "opposition" and terrorism.

State television showed footage of burning buildings and wrecked cars in the neighborhood.


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