Car bomb in Damascus kills four

Published Thursday, September 5, 2013

Four people were killed and six others injured in a car bomb attack in western Damascus on Thursday, state news agency SANA reported.

The blast hit near a research and testing center affiliated with the ministry of industry in the Sumaria neighborhood of the Syrian capital.

"A terrorist car bomb attack killed four people and wounded six others," SANA reported, adding that the blast damaged shops and cars near the center.

The center, established in 1965, tests industrial products, its website says.

Since the beginning of the conflict in March 2011, a series of car bombs have targeted Damascus, killing dozens.

In the east of Damascus, government forces continued to battle rebels in Jubar, where opposition fighters have established a rear base.

(AFP, Al-Akhbar)

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