At least 12 people were killed and many others wounded on Saturday, when twin bombings rocked a predominantly-Shiite district south of the capital Damascus, a military source told Xinhua.


Syria: Twin bombings kill 12 in Shiite district, Damascus


The two explosions rattled the sprawling district of Sayyidah Zaynab in the southern countryside of the capital Damascus within a swift succession, said the source on condition of anonymity.


He added that the first blast was carried out by a car bomb that went off at the al-Tin street, while the second was implemented by a suicide bomber who donated himself near a checkpoint tens of meters from the site of the first blast.


Sayyidah Zaynab has seen several deadly exposition over the past few months, in which over 100 people were either killed or wounded.




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