40 killed, 120 injured in terrorist bombings in Damascus

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Damascus [Syria], Mar. 11 (ANI): At least 40 people were killed and 120 others wounded in Damascus after a twin blast hit the city. According to SANA, Syrian Interior Minister Mag. Gen. Mohammad al-Shaar said the two terrorist bombings that hit Bab al-Saghir in Damascus city earlier in the afternoon left 40 people dead. "The two terrorist attacks targetted visitors of different Arab nationalities in Bab al-Saghir area, leaving 40 martyred and 120 injured, including visitors and passers-by," said the minister upon visiting the site of the attacks. Earlier on the day, it was reported that terrorists detonated two explosive devices near Bab al-Saghir cemetery, causing loss of lives and material damage to the cemetery and public and private properties. Meanwhile, the terrorist organisations targetted, with rocket and mortar shells, a number of the residential neighborhoods in Damascus City, injuring a number of civilians. According to a source at Damascus Police Command, the terrorist organisations on Saturday morning fired rocket and mortar shells on the area of Damascus Old City and the neighbourhoods of al-Shaghour, Ibn Asaker and Bab Touma, injuring a number of civilians and causing material damage to the public and private properties. (ANI)