Monitoring group: Seven killed, 15 wounded in a Damascus car bomb

A car bomb killed at least seven and injured 15 others in Tadamon, a southern Damascus neighborhood. (File photo: Reuters)

A car bomb killed at least seven civilians on Tuesday when it exploded in a southern Damascus neighborhood, a monitoring group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 15 people had  also been injured in the blast, which hit the district of  Tadamon, where President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have been  fighting rebels for months.

Syrian state television said “terrorists” were behind the  explosion, a term it commonly uses to refer to rebels who are  fighting to topple Assad.

The Britain-based Observatory, which has a network of  activists across Syria, said the blast had destroyed several buildings.

What began as a peaceful pro-democracy movement 2-1/2 years ago has turned into a civil war in which more than 100,000
people have died.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41