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Syria: Explosion destroys bus carrying pilgrims in Damascus00:44

Syria: Explosion destroys bus carrying pilgrims in Damascus

Syrian Arab Republic, Damascus
February 1, 2015 at 20:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Up to seven people have been killed and dozens injured after a blast destroyed a bus in central Damascus' Souq al-Hamadiyeh district, Sunday. The explosion was reportedly carried out by a suicide bomber. The bus, which had a Lebanese licence plate, was reportedly carrying Shiite pilgrims who were visiting religious sites in the Syrian capital.

Despite the ongoing Syrian conflict central Damascus has seen relatively little violence in recent months. The capital has not seen sustained fighting since the middle of 2014 when the government launched a series of counter-offensives on neighbourhoods controlled by anti-government forces.

Syria: Explosion destroys bus carrying pilgrims in Damascus00:44
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Up to seven people have been killed and dozens injured after a blast destroyed a bus in central Damascus' Souq al-Hamadiyeh district, Sunday. The explosion was reportedly carried out by a suicide bomber. The bus, which had a Lebanese licence plate, was reportedly carrying Shiite pilgrims who were visiting religious sites in the Syrian capital.

Despite the ongoing Syrian conflict central Damascus has seen relatively little violence in recent months. The capital has not seen sustained fighting since the middle of 2014 when the government launched a series of counter-offensives on neighbourhoods controlled by anti-government forces.

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