Bomb massacre in Damascus as UN monitors wait in wings
TWO explosions struck the heart of Damascus yesterday, killing at least 27 people in an attack on security installations that state television blamed on "terrorists" seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
TWO explosions struck the heart of Damascus yesterday, killing at least 27 people in an attack on security installations that state television blamed on \"terrorists\" seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
People examine a building whose facade was destroyed by a bomb, sending debris flying through the streets of Damascus yesterday Photograph: EPA/Youssef Badawi
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State TV blames ‘terrorists’ as 27 people are killed by two car bombs on a day of ongoing bloodshed across the country. By Dominic Evans in Beirut
Cars packed with explosives targeted a police headquarters and an air-security intelligence centre at 7.30am, television said, shredding the facade of one building and sending debris flying through the streets.
Gruesome images from the sites showed what appeared to be smouldering bodies in two separate vehicles, a wrecked mini-van smeared with blood, and severed limbs collected in sacks.
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