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Terrorist Bomb attack on a bus leaves 7 dead, 20 injured in Damascus

1 February 2015 15:49

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A bomb blast in the Syrian capital city of Damascus has left at least seven people dead and 20 injured.

According to the so-called UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday, the deadly explosion happened on a bus in the central district of Souq al-Hamadiyeh in Damascus.

The bus was carrying Shia pilgrims who were visiting holy sites in the Syrian capital.

No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the deadly incident which took place near an ancient citadel. However, such attacks on civilians are usually carried out by Takfiri militants operating against the Syrian government.

Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fuelled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 200,000 people, according to reports. New figures show that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year.

Over 7.2 million Syrians have also become internally displaced due to the ongoing crisis, according to the United Nations.

The Takfiri terrorist groups, with members from several Western countries, control swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, and have been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.

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