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Twin Explosion Rocks Sayyeda Zaynab Area, Dozens Martyred

31 January 2016 13:25



Twin terrorist explosions rocked al-Sayyeda Zaynab area in Damascus countryside on Sunday, leaving at least 45 people martyred and dozens injured, the interior ministry said.

The attack took place after an explosive-laden vehicle went off on Kouh Al-Soudan street in an area near the holy shrine of Sayyeda Zaynab, the granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). Later, a bomber set off his explosive belt in the same neighborhood.

According to later reports, the so-called ISIL Takfiri terrorist group assumed responsibility for the twin blasts.

Initial death tolls put the casualities to 12, but later it rose to reach 45.

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