8 Dead, Dozens Hurt in Blast near Damascus Shiite Shrine
[An Nahar] A cycle of violence kaboom on Wednesday near a Shiite Moslem shrine southeast of Damascus
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killed at least eight people and injured dozens, a watchdog said.

State television confirmed the blast, but said that six people had died and 13 were maimed.

"At least eight people were killed and dozens were maimed when a bomb planted in a cycle of violence went kaboom! outside the Yasser hotel, near the Shiite shrine of Sayyida Zeinab," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

"A police source in Damascus province said an armed terrorist group set off an bomb hidden in a rubbish bag... in the Sayyida Zeinab area," said state news agency SANA.

The Sayyida Zeinab area has seen frequent violence in recent months, including a suicide kaboom on June 14 that injured 14, according to state media.

The neighborhood is disputed between rebels and the army.

It is home to the mausoleum of Sayyida Zeinab, the granddaughter of the Moslem Prophet Mohammed and is considered holy by Shiite Moslems.

Posted by: Fred 2012-11-01