Two killed, 28 injured in Syria blasts

Damascus, May 1 (IANS) Two people were killed and 28 others wounded Wednesday in twin blasts in the Syrian capital, a local media report said.

A man and a 10-year-old boy were killed and 28 others were wounded, some of them seriously, when two explosive devices ripped through the Khaled Bin al-Walid Street and Bab Musalla Square here, the state-run SANA news agency said, according to Xinhua news agency.

The Khaled Bin al-Walid’s blast occurred when “terrorists” detonated a motorcycle rigged with explosives in front of a commercial shop, said SANA, adding that both explosions caused material damage.

Meanwhile, the pro-government radio station said that multiple mortar shells landed in the vicinity of the Abbasyen bus station in Damascus, leaving many injured.

On the opposition side, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian Air Force bombarded several areas in the focal point suburb of Ghouta near here. It said that no reports on losses have emerged yet.

The troops also bombarded the orchards of the Muadamieh suburb of Damascus, the Observatory said, adding that the town of Hezza was also bombarded by government troops’ gunship, resulting in the death of six people as well as damage to several houses.

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