At least nine killed in Damascus suburb blasts, monitor says

At least nine people were killed and dozens injured on Saturday in two explosions in a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, a monitoring group reported.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added that the synchronized attacks in Damascus' southern area of Sayeda Zeinab resulted separately from a car bomb and a suicide assailant.

Syria's state-run news agency SANA said eight people were killed and 13 injured in what it called "terrorist" attacks.

No one has claimed responsibility.

Sayeda Zeinab houses a shrine revered by Shiite Muslims. 

The radical Sunni Islamic State, which rules areas in war-torn Syria, previously took credit for similar attacks in the same area.

Last update: Sat, 11/06/2016 - 11:56

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