At least 25 dead, 46 wounded in Damascus suicide bombing: state TV
An image grab taken from Syrian state TV on Dec 23, 2011 shows Syrians search through the rubble at the site of a suicide attack in a security service base in Damascus. AFP PhotoA suicide bomber killed at least 25 people and wounded 46 in central Damascus today, Syrian state television said, showing footage of what appeared to be a damaged police bus.
"Immediate information indicates that a suicide terrorist blew himself up at a traffic light in the Maidan neighborhood," the television said. "There are dozens of dead and wounded, mostly civilians."
"There is more security in Maidan than usual because it is Friday and there are lots of military and security checkpoints," said a resident, a private sector employee who declined to be named.
At least 44 people were killed last month by what the Syrian authorities said were two suicide bombings against security buildings in the Syrian capital.
Syria has been racked for 10 months by an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in which the United Nations says more than 5,000 people have been killed. The government says armed "terrorists" have killed 2,000 members of the security forces.
Compiled from AFP and Reuters by the Daily News staff.