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Second Bombing Averted in Damascus

20:54 21/02/2013
Tags: Damascus, Syria

DAMASCUS, February 21 (RIA Novosti) - A Syrian bomb squad on Thursday defused a car bomb in central Damascus that was supposed to have been detonated next to the scene of a powerful explosion that killed at least 40 people earlier in the day, an eyewitness told a RIA Novosti correspondent.

The eyewitness said he had spotted a parked minibus not far from the scene with a man sitting behind the wheel and ran to help him.

“As an ordinary Syrian I rushed to help and pulled the driver out. He was wearing a suicide belt,” the witness said.

Security officers detained the purported terrorist and bomb disposal experts removed about one ton of explosives from the bus.

A representative of Syrian security agencies confirmed this report to RIA Novosti, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Syrian state television said at least 53 people were killed and 237 injured when a car exploded at a checkpoint between the Russian Embassy and the central headquarters of the ruling Baath party.

Syria's main opposition group, the National Coalition, said it was not responsible for the attack.

 

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  • muktuWhat a choice
    04:24, 22/02/2013
    It looks like the people of Syria are getting hit from both sides. There are no winners in this war, only a mass of people left who will continue to suffer at the hands of murderers.


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