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Two car bombs explode near Syrian state TV headquarters in Damascus

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Two car bombs have exploded near Syria’s state television headquarters in central Damascus, the state news agency (SANA) reported on Sunday.

SANA said the building located at the Syrian capital’s Umayyad Square was damaged in the blast.

"Two terrorist car bombs driven by suicide bombers detonated at the entrance of Ummayed Square," the agency said.

No casualties were reported at the moment.

The agency revealed that the explosions on Sunday evening are believed to be a result of a double car bombing.

Footage of the scene broadcast by the government-run Al-Ikhbariya TV showed fires burning and smoke rising over the site as firefighters worked to put them out.

A local reporter made no mention of any injuries in the blast, saying only that "there were some human remains at the scene, likely those of a suicide bomber".

The explosions occurred only a few kilometers from the hotel where a team of international experts from the Organization from the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations are staying.

(With the Associated Press and AFP)