x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Car bombing in Damascus suburb kills 7, wounds 62

Car bomb attack in the Jaramana suburb in southeast Damascus has killed at least seven people and wounded 62.

A car bomb attack in the Jaramana suburb in southeast Damascus killed at least seven people and wounded 62 yesterday, state television reported.

"The initial death toll for the terrorist car bomb blast in Jaramana is seven dead and 62 wounded," said the channel, adding that the condition of several of the wounded was "critical".

Footage of the area broadcast on Al Ikhbariya showed mangled and burned-out cars, as well as shocked residents of the neighbourhood milling about.

The facades of several buildings were torn apart by the blast.

Jaramana is a mainly Christian and Druze suburb of Damascus, and it has been hit by several car bombings during Syria's 28-month war.