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Twin blasts hit Damascus security compounds; at least 27 killed

Posted By admin On March 17, 2012 @ 5:07 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
March 17, 2012

At least 27 people were killed and 97 were wounded in two explosions which hit Damascus early on Saturday, a Syrian television channel said, quoting Health Minister Wael al-Halki.

Security force personnel and civilians were killed in the blasts, state television reported, blaming what it said were terrorists behind the year-long uprising against President Bashar Assad.

Video from a blast at an intelligence center showed the front of the building blown away, with numerous burnt out cars littering the street below.

The second bomb targeted a police building, with television showing the smoldering wreckage of a car at the site, and what appeared to be at a charred corpse inside the mangled shell.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/twin-blasts-hit-damascus-security-compounds-at-least-27-killed-1.419163

[2] Report: 1 killed in blast near Iran embassy in Damascus: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-1-killed-in-blast-near-iran-embassy-in-damascus.html

[3] Multinational force massed on Jordanian-Syrian border as 40 killed in Damascus bombings: http://www.prisonplanet.com/multinational-force-massed-on-jordanian-syrian-border-as-40-killed-in-damascus-bombings.html

[4] Syria health ministry: 25 killed Aleppo blasts: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-health-ministry-25-killed-aleppo-blasts.html

[5] Car bomb hits Damascus petrol station, killing 11: http://www.prisonplanet.com/car-bomb-hits-damascus-petrol-station-killing-11.html

[6] At least 13 killed, more than 70 injured as massive car blast rocks central Damascus – Syrian state TV: http://www.prisonplanet.com/at-least-13-killed-more-than-70-injured-as-massive-car-blast-rocks-central-damascus-syrian-state-tv.html

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