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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

Deadliest suicide bomb attack in months hits Damascus - in pictures

A suicide car bomber pursued by security forces blew himself up in eastern Damascus on Sunday, with a monitor reporting 18 killed

the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said security forces intercepted three car bombers on their way into the city early on Sunday morning. Two of the vehicles were blown up on the outskirts of Damascus, at a roundabout on the road to the city's airport. The third managed to reach the eastern Tahrir Square district, where he was surrounded but able to detonate a bomb.

The Observatory, a Britain-based monitor, said 18 people were killed in the bombing, including at least seven members of pro-regime security forces and two civilians.

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