New Terrorist Attacks in Damascus in Less Than a Week [Update]

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March 15th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Al Mayadeen, SANA – – translated by Samer Hussein –               

At least 30 people were killed and several more were injured in a terrorist attack that struck the Al Hamidiyeh district of central Damascus, Syria’s capital city. The Al Hamidiyeh district is relatively crowded as it hosts the city’s bazaar.

The suicide bomber is said to have targeted the “Justice Palace” courthouse building in which several courts are located.

According to the statement of Ahmed Al Sayyid, a senior state legal official, the attacker  detonated the explosive devices right after the police prevented him from entering the building.

No further details are available at the moment.

Another explosion also occurred at a restaurant in Al Rabweh area in New Damascus. Several people were reportedly injured. Most of the victims were women and children. The bomber is said to have run into the restaurant after previously being chased by security agents.

So far no responsibility was claimed for any of the attacks.

The authorities are carefully monitoring the situation as there is a possibility of more attacks.

Syrian Information minister Mohammad Ramez Tourjman said the attacks prove that the terrorists are approaching their collapse. He also called on International community to take actions against the Turkish, Saudi and Qatari regimes that are actively supporting the terrorist groups operating in Syria.

On Saturday, central Damascus was devastated by a twin explosion that claimed the lives of more than 40 people, most of them Iraqi pilgrims.

March 15th is a particular date as it marks the beginning of a very violent sectarian uprising that has since paved way for ISIS after breaking out in 2011.

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