Thursday, February 21, 2013

Car bomb kills over 50 near Damascus ruling party office

A car bomb killed more than 50 people and wounded 200 in central Damascus on Thursday when it blew up on a busy highway close to ruling Baath Party offices and the Russian Embassy, state media and activists said.

Syrian television showed charred and bloodied bodies strewn across the street after the blast, which it described as a suicide bombing by "terrorists" battling President Bashar al-Assad. It said 53 people were killed.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/02/21/uk-syria-crisis-blast-idUKBRE91K09S20130221