Bomb Rocks Syria TV Headquarters in Damascus, Causing Casualties
[An Nahar] A kaboom rocked the headquarters of Syrian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
in the heart of Damascus
...Capital of the last remaining Baathist regime in the world...
on Monday wounding several people, Information Minister Omran al-Zoabi said.
"It is clear that the blast was caused by an bomb," Zoabi said. "Several of our colleagues were maimed, but there were no serious injuries, and no dead."
The broadcaster said that the blast hit the third floor of its headquarters. It remained on the air despite the bombing.
The television building lies in the Omayyad district of Damascus, a highly guarded area surrounded by multiple security barriers.
The bombing was not the first attack on the pro-government media in Syria.
On June 27, gunnies armed with explosives attacked the offices outside Damascus of the al-Ikhbariya satellite channel outside Damascus killing three journalists and four security guards.
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