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20 Oct, 2021 04:48

Twin explosions hit army bus in Damascus, killing over a dozen people

Twin explosions hit army bus in Damascus, killing over a dozen people

At least 13 people have been killed after a bus was mangled in a suspected terrorist attack as it crossed a bridge in Damascus, Syria. Two explosive devices were set off, obliterating the vehicle, state media reported.

According to preliminary reports, the explosions also injured three people, Syria’s SANA agency said. The vehicle was carrying Syrian military service members, who were presumably the target of the attack.

The suspected terrorist incident happened at the Hafez al-Assad bridge in central Damascus early on Wednesday. A third explosive device was reportedly defused by a bomb squad.

Footage purportedly showing firefighters extinguishing the burning wreckage of the bus has emerged online.