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Explosive device in Mezzeh 86 kills 3 Citizens including a Journalist

Dec 13th, 2012 by Government-owned al-Thawra Newspaper

An explosive device planted in a public transport minibus a heavily Alawite quarter kills 3 individuals, injures 8

Explosive device in Mezzeh 86 kills 3 Citizens including a Journalist

13/12/2012 – Terrorists on Wednesday evening detonated an explosive device planted in a public transport minibus while it was in front of Hafez Ibrahim School in al-Mazzeh 86 neighborhood in Damascus, martyring and injuring a number of civilians including women and children.

A source at Martyr Yousef al-Azmeh Hosptial told SANA that the bodies of two martyrs arrived at the hospital, one of the a child, along with three people suffering critical injures due to the bombing.

A source at al-Muwasat Hospital said that the body of one woman who was martyred in the blast arrived at the hospital, along with five injure people, some of them women and children.

SANA's reporter who visited the site of the attack said that the explosion destroyed the minibus completely and caused severe material damages to nearby cars and shops.

Al-Mazeh 86 was targeted several times by terrorists, most recently by an explosive device planted in a car near al-Saadeh bakery on December 6th which led to the martyring of one citizen and the injuring of others.

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Background:

Mezzeh 86 is a heavily populated quarter, with a majority of Alawites. IOn November 6, bomb explosions killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens in the district.Syrian state media said the “terrorist explosion” hit the district of Hai al-Wuroud, in the northwest of the capital, causing an unspecified number of deaths and injuries. Some activists blamed the explosion on the regime, butSeif al-Sham, an Islamist rebel unit, claimed responsibility for that attack, which targeted what it described as a meeting point for the army and police, as well as the shabbiha militia loyal to Assad.

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