Car bomb blast kills 3 near Damascus

Car bomb blast kills 3 near Damascus
# 14 February 2015 01:10 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. At least three people were confirmed killed and others wounded when a car bomb went off in a town in the countryside of the capital Damascus on Friday, a monitoring group reported, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said another three people were believed to have been killed in the same blast that rocked the Western Herneh in the northern countryside of Damascus, adding that the death toll could rise due to the presence of critically-wounded people.

Meanwhile, the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen said that the car exploded in front of a mosque in that area, stopping short of elaborating.

The exact target of the blast or the party behind it wasn't immediately clear.

Other reports said the area is under the rebels' control.

Separately on Friday, the pro-government Sama TV said that a mortar shell launched by rebels slammed into a residential area in the country's northern province of Aleppo, killing undisclosed number of people.

The country's long-lasting crisis has left over 200,000 causalities and millions of displaced people, according to humanitarian organizations and opposition activists.

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