29 die in Damascus blasts

May 10th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Damascus, May 10 (IANS) At least 29 people were killed and 103 wounded Thursday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up here, a minister said.

The toll in the blasts that rocked the capital Damascus at 7.55 a.m. is 29, said a minister who added that there are also 103 wounded.

The two suicide bombers riding booby-trapped vehicles detonated themselves near the Palestinian branch of a military intelligence complex in Damascus, sources told Xinhua.

The blasts ripped off the facade of the compound and left twisted debris and burnt civilians’ cars.

Ambulance workers used blankets and stretchers to carry bodies into vehicles.

Woman and children in the streets screamed out of fear, while passing cars raced out fearing the occurrence of a third explosion.

Wailing sirens reverberated across the capital as Syrian security forces beefed up presence.

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