March 21, 2013
A suicide bombing at a Syrian mosque has killed a senior cleric and supporter of President Bashar al Assad, state television has said.
Mohammed al Buti – imam of the historic Ummayyad Mosque – was killed when a bomber blew himself up during packed evening prayers at the Iman Mosque in Damascus.
The Syrian health ministry said 42 people died in the bombing and 84 were injured.
TV footage showed wounded people and bodies with severed limbs on the blood-stained floor of the mosque, which has since been sealed off by the military.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:31 pm