Car bomb hits Damascus research center, 4 killed

September 7, 2013 | By | Reply More

Sep 07, – Four people were killed and six wounded in a car bomb attack in western Damascus on Thursday, state news agency SANA reported. Meanwhile, a watchdog reported that women and children were among 11 people killed in regime air raids and artillery fire on the town of Taftanaz, in the northwestern province of Idlib.

hromedia Car bomb hits Damascus research center, 4 killed arab uprising2The Damascus blast hit near a research and testing centre affiliated with the ministry of industry in the Sumaria neighbourhood of the capital.

“A terrorist car bomb attack killed four people and wounded six others,” SANA said, adding that the blast damaged shops and cars nearby.

The centre, established in 1965, tests industrial products, its website says. Since the beginning of the conflict in March 2011, a series of car bombs have targeted Damascus, killing dozens.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said two women and three children were among 11 people killed in Taftanaz, where insurgents seized a military airbase in January after a long and fierce assault.

Taftanaz is located southwest of the northern city of Aleppo, and the Britain-based Observatory said the town was hit by at least three air raids during the day.

The watchdog also reported air raids on rebel positions in other parts of the country as well as clashes between regime forces and fighters near Damascus. Air raids struck the central province of Hama and the province of Aleppo as well as Latakia on the coast, the Observatory said.

Regime forces also carried air raids over the town of Sabina, south of Damascus, while rebels fired rockets into the capital, it added.

Clashes also raged between rebels and troops in Moadamiyet Al Sham — one of the sites allegedly hit by chemical attacks on August 21 — and regime forces also bombarded Daraya, another town southwest of Damascus, it said.

The army has been unsuccessfully trying for months to take Moadamiyet al-Sham and Daraya back from the rebels.

In the east of Damascus, regime forces continued to battle rebels in Jubar, where opposition fighters have established a rear base. The army also fired mortar rounds into the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus, it added.

Press Journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat contributed to this report.

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