Three injured in Damascus blast
Damascus, April 24, (RHC), -- Three people have been injured when an explosive device placed under a military vehicle went off Tuesday morning in the heart of the Syrian capital Damascus.
The blast took place at the al-Marajeh square in the old Damascus area, injuring a soldier who was driving the car, and two other passers-by.
There has been no immediate word from officials about the incident, but preliminary speculations refer to an act of terrorism.
Similar attacks have been reported in recent hours throughout Damascus, while police have been frequently tipped off by residents about discovering explosive devices attached underneath their cars.
The Syrian government accuses armed groups and extremists of being behind the unrest in Syria.
Officials have even stated that the rate of violence and sabotage acts have risen since the arrival of UN observers, who landed in Syria last week to monitor a tenuous cease-fire backed by the international community. /XINHUA