40 killed in Damascus bombings – Syrian state TV

BEIRUT, (Reuters) – Twin bomb blasts in the Syrian capital Damascus killed 40 people and wounded more than 170, Syrian state television said today.

One of the rush hour explosions hit a district that houses a well known military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown on a 14-month uprising. State media said earlier the majority of the casualties were civilians.

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