01-10-2016 06:10 AM Jerusalem Timing

Damascus Attack: Large Number of Victims, Including School Children

Damascus Attack: Large Number of Victims, Including School Children

A large number of civilians were killed and injured in the explosion of a booby-trapped car in Al-Thawra street in Damascus Thursday.

Over 50 people were killed and several injured in an explosion of a booby-trapped car in Al-Thawra street in Damascus Thursday, Syrian state TV reported.

The explosion caused widespread destruction. The suicide attack “killed and injured a large number of citizens and left severe material damage in houses and streets,” SANA reported.

For its part, the Syrian television, which indicated that the explosion resulted from “a suicide attack from inside a car”, added that “it targeted a populated area, a garage, and a school, causing casualties among civilians, including school children.”

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Images from SANA