Suicide bomber strikes Damascus justice building, killing 30

Syrian security forces inspect the scene of a reported suicide bombing at the old palace of justice building in Damascus on March 15, 2017.

At least 25 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a court house in Damascus on Wednesday, state media reported, the second bomb attack in the Syrian capital in five days.

The attack targeted the Palace of Justice in central Damascus not far from the Old City. State news agency SANA said there were a “number of wounded” in addition to the initial death toll of 25.

The bomber set off his explosive device after the police tried to stop him from entering the building, Ahmed al-Sayyid, a senior state legal official told al-Ikhbariya TV.

No further details were immediately available.

On Saturday, scores of people, most of them Iraqi Shiite pilgrims, were killed in a double suicide attack in Damascus claimed by an alliance of militant groups known as Tahrir al-Sham. feed.


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