Syria: Explosion Targets Police Bus In Damascus

Published January 6, 2012 10:00AM (EST)

DAMASCUS (AP) — A Syrian official says an explosion has targeted a police bus in central Damascus, causing deaths.

State TV also reported a blast in the Damascus central neighborhood of Midan, which killed and wounded a number of people.

Friday's explosion comes two weeks after two blasts in Damascus targeting security buildings killed 44 people.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to talk publicly to the media, gave no further details.

By Salon Staff

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