Deadly suicide bomb hits central Damascus
Syrians walk past cars in central Damascus on December 3, 2013 prior to a suicide attack in the Jebbeh district of the capital causing deaths and injuries, Syrian state television reported. (AFP)
At least four people have been killed and 17 injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up in central Damascus on Tuesday afternoon, Syrian state television said.
"A terrorist suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up in the Jebbeh district of the Jisr al-Abyad neighbourhood, causing deaths and injuries," state television said on Tuesday, according to Al Jazeera.
Britain-based watchdog the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the target appeared to be a government building in the capital.
Suicide bombers often target the Syrian capital as the opposition seeks to strike close to the heart of supporters of President Bashar al-Assad.