Last updated: 26 October, 2012

Car bomb attack hits southern Damascus

Dozens of people were killed or wounded in a car bomb attack in southern Damascus on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

“The explosion of a booby-trapped car outside the Omar bin Khattab mosque in the area known as Shorta in the Daf Shawk district killed and wounded dozens of people,” the Britain-based rights watchdog said.

The state news agency SANA earlier reported casualties in the explosion that came on on the first day of a temporary declared ceasefire.

“A terrorist car bomb attack in… the neighbourhood of Daf Shawk has caused casualties and significant material damage,” the agency reported.