Syrian media: Bomb placed in car kills civilian in Damascus

The country’s civil war is now in its ninth year. The conflict has killed more than 450,000 people and displaced millions of others.

24 April 2019 | 13:30

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 24 April 2019 | 13:30

Syrians walk past the traffic in the streets of Hijaz in Damascus. (AFP Photo)

DAMASCUS, Syria: Syrian state-run media say a bomb has killed a civilian and wounded five other people in a Damascus neighborhood.

The official SANA news agency says the bomb had been placed in a car in the Nahr Aysheh district in southern Damascus and killed the driver when it detonated. The agency says an investigation is underway.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Bombings in the Syrian capital have been relatively rare in the past few years, particularly since President Bashar Assad’s government last year secured areas around Damascus that had been held for years by rebels.

The country’s civil war is now in its ninth year. The conflict has killed more than 450,000 people and displaced millions of others.

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