Bloodiest attack in Syrian Capital Damascus kill scores

Bloodiest attack in Syrian Capital Damascus kill scores
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DAMASCUS (APP) - Twin bombs killed 44 people in the Old City of Damascus on Saturday, a monitoring group said, in one of the bloodiest attacks in the heart of the Syrian capital.

A roadside bomb detonated as a bus passed and a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Bab al-Saghir area, which houses several mausoleums that draw pilgrims from around the world, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Several pilgrims were among the dead.

"There are also dozens of people wounded, some of them in a serious condition," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

The director general of the capital's Al-Mujtahed hospital told AFP earlier there were at least 28 people dead and 45 wounded.

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