Thursday, February 21, 2013

Car bomb explosion rocks Damascus killing some 30 civilians

BEIRUT/CAIRO (JPost) - At least 31 people were killed by a car bomb which struck the central Damascus district of Mazraa on Thursday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

It said most of those killed in the blast near an office of President Bashar Assad's ruling Baath Party were civilians, though the death toll included security forces.

Other activists said 40 people were killed, including children, and 70 people were wounded.

Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported that the head of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine was lightly injured on Thursday in a car bomb.