February 21st, 2013
06:21 AM ET

Car bomb targets Syria's ruling party headquarters

From Saad Abedine

A car bomb targeting the headquarters of Syria's ruling party killed eight people in central Damascus on Thursday, according to state media and opposition activists.

The explosion burned 17 cars and damaged 40 more, Syrian state TV said.

Eight body bags were brought for charred remains of passengers who were in a taxi, according to state television.

Ambulances arrived to tend to the wounded.

The bomb detonated at a checkpoint manned by government soldiers in front of the Baath Socialist Party's main office, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

It was unclear whether the driver blew up the car while sitting inside of it, or parked it beforehand and left before setting it off.


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  2. Tembisa

    Reblogged this on World Chaos.

    February 21, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Reply
  3. kevin

    Th Syrian regime already has their families under lock and key. You have to kill the pilots!

    February 21, 2013 at 10:15 am | Reply
  4. kevin

    Kill the pilots! The planes can't fly themselves.

    February 21, 2013 at 9:57 am | Reply

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