Blast at Damascus mosque kills 5

2012-09-07 15:00

Beirut - An explosion outside a mosque in Syria's capital killed five security personnel on Friday and wounded several others, state television said.

Syria TV said the "terrorist" blast had been caused by explosives attached to a motorcycle in the Damascus neighbourhood of Rukn al-Din.

The 17-month-old revolt against President Bashar Assad's rule has grown increasingly bloody in recent months, as rebels try to bring the fight to his seat of power in Damascus and to the economic hub, Aleppo.

Assad's forces have cracked down with troops, tanks and helicopter gunships on the unrest, which began as a series of peaceful protests but has now descended into civil war.

An opposition group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Friday's blast had been aimed at a security patrol in the area.

The British-based group, which has a network of activists across Syria, said that, in addition to the five dead, the explosion had wounded six members of the security forces, leaving several in critical condition.

  • Madhi - 2012-09-07 18:51

    Am not suprised by the terror denialists's responses. If the bomb was in a Synagogue we would be bombarded about islamic terrorists and jihadists who have no respect of place of warship. But then again zionists have zero care for any body else's life except their own. Not even lunatics can keep a straight face and deny terrorism when they see one, unless of cause its Arab or muslim blood being spilt so who cares, that saves zionists and their lovers bullets and time to kill muslims directly without outsourcing the killings. What a shame that rampant disregard of others' lives did not die with Judas 2000 years ago.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-07 19:30

      . I feel sorry for the ones around you ! Tt must be horrible being in company with someone bloaTed full of HATRED !!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-09 16:44

      Madhi doesn't see that hundreds of thousands of members of his own community are being massacred, detained, tortured and raped by unelected dictators and Jihadists in his very midsts.

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