Two suicide bombings hit the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday, killing dozens as the country’s war entered its seventh year.
A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in the capital’s main judicial building early in the afternoon, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens of others, Syria’s state news agency SANA reported.
A second attacker detonated himself at a restaurant in the Rabweh area of Damascus, according to SANA, killing and wounding an unidentified number of others. There was no immediate claim for the bombing, which came as the country’s civil war entered its seventh year.
The attack on capital’s Palace of Justice, located near the famous and crowded Hamidiyeh market in Damascus, was the latest in a spate of explosions and suicide attacks targeting government-controlled areas in Syria and its capital.
According to Damascus police chief Mohammad Kheir Ismail, the attacker struck in the early afternoon — at 1:20pm (local time). A man wearing a military uniform and carrying a shotgun and grenades arrived at the entrance to the palace, the police chief told state TV.
source: al jazeera