Bomb attack kills Syrian official: TV
DAMASCUS - Agence France-Presse
A file photo released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows Syrians inspecting the scene of a car bomb explosion. AFP PhotoA Syrian official working in the office of the governor of Damascus was killed on Friday by a bomb planted in his car, an official television channel reported, blaming the attack on "terrorists".
"Terrorists planted an explosive device in Asaad Mohanna's car," said Al-Ikhbariya television, using the regime's term to refer to rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
"He was in charge of running the office of the governor of Damascus." Al-Ikhbariya said the attack occurred in the heavily fortified northwest area of Damascus.
The Syrian capital has seen in recent months several targeted killings against government officials, as well as state media journalists accused by the rebels of supporting Assad in the country's brutal civil war.