At least 40
people were killed and dozens more wounded in an attack by two suicide
bombers in Damascus on Saturday, Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV reported, in an
attack the Syrian Observatory said targeted Shi’ite pilgrims.
attack took place near the Old City of Damascus. Al-Mayadeen, a
Lebanon-based TV station, said the bombings targeted buses transporting
pilgrims to the Bab al-Saghir cemetery near one of the seven gates of
the Old City of Damascus.
state news agency SANA said the attack had caused fatalities but gave
no toll. It said the explosions were caused by “two terrorist bombs”.