At least three dead in Damascus bombing
An army checkpoint in the Syrian capital Damascus (File photo: AFP)
At least three people were killed and 10 others wounded in a bomb attack on Sunday in the northern Damascus district of Rukn al-Din, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Syrian state television reported had earlier reported a suicide attack, citing an unknown number of casualties.
“A terrorist suicide explosion... hit the Rukn al-Din neighborhood of Damascus. There are reports of victims,” the broadcaster said.
Rukn al-Din adjoins the flashpoint district Barzeh, scene of fierce fighting pitting rebels against troops after the army recently escalated its efforts to crush the insurgency around Damascus.