Damascus blast struck as ministers met: state TV

"The terrorist explosion which targeted the national security building in Damascus occurred during a meeting of ministers and a number of heads of (security) agencies," the television said.

Damascus blast struck as ministers met: state TV

World Bulletin / News Desk

Syrian state television said a "terrorist explosion" which struck a national security building in Damascus on Wednesday occurred as government ministers were meeting officials.

"The terrorist explosion which targeted the national security building in Damascus occurred during a meeting of ministers and a number of heads of (security) agencies," the television said.

Activists contacted by telephone reported an increased security presence around a hospital near the site of the reported explosion in northern Damascus, which they said indicated that senior officials had been wounded.

Last Mod: 18 Temmuz 2012, 13:02
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