At least seven people were killed and 62 injured in a car bomb blast on Thursday in the Jaramana suburb in southeat Damascus, state television reported.
“The initial death toll for the terrorist car bomb blast in Jaramana is seven dead and 62 wounded,” said the report, adding some of those wounded are in “critical” condition.
Jaramana is an overwhelmingly pro-regime area.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an anti-government activist organization, has confirmed the explosion and the death toll. It says the blast caused heavy material damage and started a fire.