Car Bomb Near Damascus Kills Six People
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A car bomb on the outskirts of the Sayeda Zeinab district south of Damascus killed at least six people on Monday, the third bombing attack in the area this year.
Lebanese group Hezbollah's Al Manar television said the blast had occurred at a Syrian army checkpoint, Reuters reported.
The death toll was expected to rise because of the number of people with serious injuries, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Multiple explosions in February killed scores of people in the Sayeda Zeinab area, home to Syria's holiest Shiite Muslim shrine, in one of the bloodiest attacks there in Syria's five-year conflict.
A suicide attack there less than a month earlier claimed by Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group killed 70 people.