Bomb explosion rocks Damascus UN hotel

A bomb exploded in central Damascus on Wednesday near several…

A bomb exploded in central Damascus on Wednesday near several military buildings and a hotel housing UN observers, wounding three people and sending a pillar of black smoke into the sky above the Syrian capital.

No UN staff were hurt in the blast, which occurred exactly four weeks after a bomb killed four of Bashar al-Assad’s top security officials, including his brother-in-law.

The Syrian deputy foreign minister, Faisal Mekdad, told reporters at the scene that the bombing proved “the criminal and barbaric nature of those who carry out these attacks – and their backers in Syria and abroad”.

Read more at BBC News

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