Seven 'Killed in Bombings outside Syrian Interior Ministry'
[An Nahar] Explosions outside the Syrian interior ministry, including a boom-mobile, killed seven people and maimed 50 others on Wednesday, a security official said.
Interior Minister Mohammad al-Shaar and other top ranking officials escaped unharmed, state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
State news agency SANA said earlier that three bombs struck outside the ministry in the capital's southwestern district of Kfar Sousa, one of them a boom-mobile.
"Three terrorist kabooms, including one caused by a boom-mobile, struck the interior ministry in Kfar Sousa," SANA said. "Several people were killed and injured."
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 25 people were killed and maimed.
Images from the scene broadcast by the pro-government al-Ikhbariya television channel showed piles of rubble, and blood on the ground.
The adjacent building housing the Egyptian embassy was also hit, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported.
"An embassy employee was injured, and the building was damaged," MENA quoted Egyptian diplomat Alaa Abdel Aziz as saying.
Several bombings have struck Damascus
...The capital of Iran's Syrian satrapy...
since an uprising against Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
Horror of Homs...
's rule erupted in March last year, among them suicide kabooms.
Most blasts have targeted government and security buildings.
Earlier on Wednesday, two kabooms killed one person and maimed others in Damascus and a southeastern suburb of the capital, SANA reported.
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