Car bomb in Damascus suburb kills 10

Last updated 06:00 26/07/2013
Reuters

A car blast in the edge of the Syrian capital kills at least 10 people and wounds over 60 others.

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A car bomb killed at least 10 people and wounded around 62 today when it exploded on the edge of the Syrian capital Damascus, state media said.

State news agency SANA said the bomb hit the al-Siyouf Square in Jaramanah. It blamed the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham, an al Qaeda-linked group fighting alongside rebels in the two-year-old civil war against President Bashar al-Assad.

Bombs have previously hit Jaramanah, a religiously mixed area that houses supporters and opponents of Assad but which is under army control.

After rebel gains around the country, the army has pushed back in recent weeks and reinforced the capital while rebels hold outlying areas. The insurgents use mortars and car bombs to hit areas still held by the government.

The United Nations says nearly 100,000 people have been killed in the war, which started with peaceful protests against four decades of family rule but turned violent in the face of a security crackdown.

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