Suicide car bomb attack kills 15 and leaves several injured at Central Damascus

Eurasia News

At least 15 people have been killed and over 50 wounded in car-bomb explosion in central Damascus, according to medical sources.

The blast took place near a school in an area considered the capital’s main business district that features the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance.

The bomb appeared to have gone off inside the gates of the Central Bank’s parking lot, destroying an outer structure and shattering windows of two large office buildings.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

State-run Syrian TV described the blast as a terrorist suicide bombing, the latest in a series of car and suicide bombings to hit the Syrian capital.

The last such explosion in central Damascus occurred in late February, when a suicide car bomb went off near the ruling Baath Party headquarters, reportedly killing more than 50 people and injuring over 200.

The situation in Syria remains tense. At least 70,000 people have lost their lives since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began just over two years ago, according to the UN, putting the number of displaced Syrians at over 850,000.