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Powerful car bomb blast hits Damascus

The explosion hit the Kafar Sousse area in the southwest of the country's capital

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A car bomb blast hit Damascus on Monday, Syrian state news agency SANA reported, without giving details of casualties.

An AFP journalist heard the powerful explosion, which SANA said hit the modern, upmarket Kafar Sousse area in the southwest of the war-torn country’s capital.

The official Al-Ikhbariya television channel said at least one person was injured, while the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which also reported the car bomb attack, spoke of casualties without giving details.

Since Syria’s civil war erupted numerous attacks have hit Damascus, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad, though they have become less frequent in recent years.