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Bomb attack in Damascus, opposition says 10 dead

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 - 11:34pm IST | Agency: Reuters
An explosion hit the Hai al-Wuroud district in the northwest of Damascus on Tuesday, causing deaths and injuries, Syrian state media said.

An explosion hit the Hai al-Wuroud district in the northwest of Damascus on Tuesday, causing deaths and injuries, Syrian state media said.

The opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group monitoring the violence, said at least 10 people were killed and 40 wounded in the attack which employed three bombs.

Hai al-Wuroud, a hilltop neighbourhood inhabited mostly by members of President Bashar al-Assad's minority Alawite sect, is situated near barracks and housing for elite army units.

(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Amman newsroom; Editing by Michael Roddy)


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