The lethal terrorist assault was the second to focus on the Islamic holy web site this week
At the least six folks have been killed and one other 23 wounded in a motorbike bombing close to the Sayeda Zeinab mosque within the southern suburb of the Syrian capital, the nation’s Inside Ministry has stated.
A motorcycle carrying explosives detonated on a crowded road within the Damascus countryside on Thursday night, in accordance with Syrian officers, who later shared photographs of the aftermath on social media.
One resident cited by Reuters stated he heard a blast round 5:30 pm native time, after which safety forces shortly sealed off the realm. The Inside Ministry stated a number of companies responded to the “terrorist explosion,” together with officers with Syria’s Prison Safety Directorate.
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One other native instructed AFP that the explosion befell “close to a safety constructing” meters from the Sayeda Zeinab mosque, including that they “heard an enormous blast and folks started to run.”
An essential pilgrimage web site for Shia Muslims, the mosque is situated in suburbs south of Damascus, and was the goal of one other bombing earlier this week which left two folks injured.
The assaults got here simply days earlier than Ashura, an Islamic vacation largely celebrated by Shia Muslims to mark the dying of a grandson of the prophet Muhammad. Hundreds of pilgrims journey to the Sayeda Zeinab mosque for the event, triggering heightened safety within the space in recent times.
No militant group has taken accountability for this week’s bombings, which comply with a string of earlier assaults on the holy web site. Although terrorism has declined in recent times within the wake of Syria’s protracted civil warfare, Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS) has claimed credit score for a number of bombings on the mosque, together with one which left 40 folks lifeless in 2017.
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