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At least 13 killed, more than 70 injured as massive car blast rocks central Damascus – Syrian state TV

Posted By admin On April 30, 2013 @ 5:16 am In World News | Comments Disabled

RT [1]
April 30, 2013

A massive car explosion which hit central Damascus on Tuesday morning left at least 13 people dead and 70 others injured, according to Syrian state TV.

The incident took place in Marjeh district, a historic part of the capital. The blast went off near the Semiramis Hotel and a building which once housed the country’s Ministry of Interior Affairs. The ministry had earlier been moved to another site.

There is no information on the target of the blast. Activists reported gunfire was heard in the area immediately after the explosion.

Eyewitnesses say they heard a powerful explosion and then saw thick, black smoke rising from behind a group of buildings.

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