Bomb kills 11 and injures 40
At least 11 people were killed and 40 wounded when a car bomb exploded at a crowded petrol station in the Syrian capital Damascus yesterday, opposition activists said.
The station was packed with people queuing for fuel that has become increasingly scarce during the country’s 21-month-long insurgency aimed at overthrowing president Bashar al-Assad.
The semi-official al-Ikhbariya television station showed footage of 10 burnt bodies.
The opposition Revolution Leadership Council in Damascus said the explosion was caused by a booby-trapped car.
There was no immediate indication of who was responsible for the bombing. – (Reuters)