14 killed in double suicide bombing in Damascus

  • Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Tuesday, killing 14 people and injuring 30 others.

    According to Syrian state media reports, the bombs exploded close to a police post in Marjeh Square, located in the city center.

    One bomber reached the first floor of the police station where he exploded his device.

    Soon after, a second suicide bomber detonated his explosives on the street below as the police scrambled to leave the station.

    Six weeks ago, a bombing in the same square left 13 people dead.

    Tuesday’s attack comes as Syrian government forces set out to recapture the northern city of Aleppo after having regained control of Qusair from the rebels.

    The uprising in Syria, which began as largely peaceful protests against President Bashar al-Assad two years ago, has killed more than 80,000 people.