Terrorist attack at police station in Damascus carried out by child – state media
A blast that hit a police station in a southwestern neighborhood of the Syrian capital Damascus was carried out by a child wearing an explosive belt, according to SANA news agency. No one except the girl was reportedly killed in the attack.
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.