A suicide bomber struck Syria’s capital Damascus on Friday, killing at least 26 people and wounding dozens more. Syria’s interior minister responded to the attack by vowing to use an “iron fist” against those who threaten national security.
REUTERS - A suicide bomber killed 26 people and wounded 63 in Damascus on Friday, Syria’s interior minister said, vowing an “iron fist” response to the carnage in the heart of the Syrian capital after similar attacks two weeks ago.
FRANCE 24's Lucy Fielder reports on deadly blast in Syria's capital Damascus
Interior Minister Ibrahim al-Shaar, quoted by state television, said 26 people had been killed in the blast in the Maidan district of Damascus, including 15 who could not be identified because their bodies had been shredded in the blast.
An opposition activist, who asked not to be named, said Islamist militants were taking hold in Syria and may have been behind the blast. “I think we will be seeing more of these attacks in the coming days, I am sorry to say,” he said.
Date created : 2012-01-06