'53 dead' in Damascus blast

At least 53 people have been killed in a large explosion that rocked the Syrian capital Damascus, opposition activists said.

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Syrian activists say Damascus car bomb kills 'civilians'

Syrian activists have claimed victims of a car bomb that reportedly killed 53 people and wounded 200 in central Damascus, were mostly civilians, including children, possibly from a school near the ruling Baath Party offices.

The car bombing was the deadliest attack inside Damascus in nine months, within two hours, two other bombings and a mortar attack on the military compound followed.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

People walk near debris and damaged vehicles after an explosion at central Damascus. Credit: Reuters/Sana

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