Seven dead, 20 wounded in central Damascus blast

A man stands at a site hit by what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus January 28, 2015. (Reuters)

At least seven people were killed and 20 wounded when a blast ripped through a bus in a central district of the Syrian capital on Sunday, a monitoring group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was not immediately clear what had caused the blast in the Souq al-Hamadiyeh neighbourhood of Damascus.

The explosion was also reported by Syrian state media, with the official SANA news agency saying at least four people had been killed and 19 wounded.
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Source News: Alarabiya