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Explosion hits Palace of Justice in Damascus, multiple casualties reported


A powerful explosion on Wednesday hit the Palace of Justice in Damascus, APA reports citing Sputnik.

 

According to the report, an explosive device was activated in the building's lobby. Media reports suggested that the blast was caused by a suicide bomber.

 

According to preliminary information, the terrorist attack left at least 25 people dead and many others wounded, according to Syrian state-run SANA news agency citing officials.

 

No group has claimed responsibility for the explosion so far.

 

The explosion took place four days after a deadly twin suicide blast in Damascus. On Saturday, two blasts occurred near Bab al-Saghir cemetery in Damascus. Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad Shaar confirmed that at least 40 people were killed and 120 injured as a result of the attack.

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