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September 7, 2012 8:45 am

Deadly Explosion Hits Damascus Mosque, 5 Dead

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: wiki commons

VOA – An explosion outside a mosque in Syria’s capital killed five security personnel and wounded several others Friday, as fighting raged in other areas of Damascus and dozens of bodies were reported found in two neighborhoods.

Syrian state television said the blast was caused by an explosives-rigged motorcycle at the Rukniyeh mosque in central Damascus. The Syrian capital has been hit by a string of explosions since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March last year.

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