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At Least 16 Killed In Separate Syria Bomb Blasts


People gather outside the entrance to the Hijaz railroad company in Damascus where at least eight were reportedly killed and some 50 wounded in a bomb blast in Damascus on November 6.

People gather outside the entrance to the Hijaz railroad company in Damascus where at least eight were reportedly killed and some 50 wounded in a bomb blast in Damascus on November 6.

At least eight people were killed and 50 wounded by a bomb blast on November 6 in the center of Syria's capital, Damascus, the state news agency SANA has reported.

The explosion reportedly occurred in Hijaz Square at the entrance to a railroad company's office.

SANA blamed the attack on "terrorists." It said women and children were among the casualties.

Meanwhile, in the southern city of Suwayda, eight people were killed by a car bomb that exploded outside a regional intelligence service office.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosion killed the chief of the air force intelligence service branch in Suwayda and seven intelligence officers.

SANA said "eight citizens" were killed.

Some 40 others were reported injured.

More than 100,000 people are estimated to have been killed in Syria's civil war, which began in early 2011.


Based on reporting by AFP, dpa, and Reuters
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