Damascus car bomb kills four: Syria state news
DAMASCUS - Agence France-Presse
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians walk at the scene after a car bomb attack hit a town in Damascus, Syria, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. AP Photo/SANAFour people were killed and six others injured in a car bomb attack in western Damascus on Thursday, state news agency SANA reported.
The blast hit near a research and testing centre affiliated with the ministry of industry in the Sumaria neighbourhood of the Syrian capital.
"A terrorist car bomb attack killed four people and wounded six others," SANA reported, adding that the blast damaged shops and cars near the centre.
The centre, established in 1965, tests industrial products, its website says.
Since the beginning of the conflict in March 2011, a series of car bombs have targeted Damascus, killing dozens.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog said on Thursday that clashes were ongoing between rebel forces and regime troops in Moadamiyet al-Sham, near Sumaria.
Regime troops bombarded the neighbourhood, along with Daraya, south-west of the city, the group said.
Elsewhere, the Observatory said, Syrian war planes bombed the town of Sabina, south of Damascus, while rebels fired rockets into the capital.
In the east of Damascus, regime forces continued to battle rebels in Jubar, where opposition fighters have established a rear base.