Thursday, June 7, 2012
Syrian authorities thwarted early Thursday an attempt by a suicide bomber to detonate his explosive-laden car in the southern province of Daraa, state-run SANA news agency reported.
The car was loaded with around 700 kg of explosives and was intercepted at al-Mahata bus stop in the populated al-Sanamein city in Daraa, said SANA, adding that the “terrorist” tried to run upon noticing the suspicion of the policemen about his car.
Security agents chased him and after an exchange of fire the suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt, said SANA, adding that no casualties were reported other than the suicide bomber who was killed instantly.
In al-Hrak town in the suburbs of Daraa, another suicide bomber blew up his car at the western entrance of the city near a security checkpoint, wounding one agent, SANA said.
Meanwhile, the Syrian authorities foiled at dawn Thursday an infiltration attempt by an “armed terrorist group” from Lebanon into Syria via Talkalakh city in Homs, said SANA, adding that a number of the group members were killed and the rest fled back to Lebanon.
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