Terrorist attack at police station in Damascus carried out by child – state media
RT’s Lizzy Phelan, reporting from Syria, says state television has aired pictures of a girl who was allegedly a suicide bomber. There are no other casualties except for a police officer who has minor injuries, Phelan said in a tweet.
.1 Syrian TV showing pics of dead girl suicide bomber who entered #Damascus police station and detonated explosives— Lizzie Phelan (@LizziePhelan) December 16, 2016
.2 says she came into police station saying she's lost. No one else but her dead one policeman with minor injury— Lizzie Phelan (@LizziePhelan) December 16, 2016
The suicide bomber was an eight-year-old girl, and no one except her was killed, SANA news agency reported, citing a source at Damascus Police Command.
“Terrorists sent an eight-year-old girl with a small homemade bomb to a police station in the Midan neighbourhood,” the source said.
“When she entered the building, militants activated the explosive device with a remote control, the child died at the scene, one police officer suffered light injuries.”
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet.