x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Damascus suicide bomber targets police bus

At least 10 casualties confirmed as new blast shakes the Syrian capital after two explosions last Friday killed 44 people.

DAMASCUS // Syrian TV says at least 10 people have been killed in an explosion in central Damascus, and that the death toll could rise to 25.

State television says 10 people have been confirmed dead, and authorities believe another 15 had also died based on human remains from the scene.

The state-run channel and an official say an explosion ripped through a police bus in the center of Syria’s capital Friday. Syrian TV showed residents and paramedics carrying human remains.

Other footage showed a bus with blood on its seats, and cars with blown-out windows and riddled with shrapnel.

State television said the blast came from a suicide bomber who had set off his explosives at an intersection in the neighbourhood of Midan.