Nusra-linked Insurgents, Including Suicide Bomber, Strike Syrian Capital

Attackers died in blast, no word yet of other casualties.

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Supporters of Nusra Front, Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, marching through Aleppo, September 24, 2014.
Supporters of Nusra Front, Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, marching through Aleppo, September 24, 2014.Credit: AFP

A small group of insurgents, including a suicide bomber, carried out an attack in Damascus on Monday targeting a Syrian military logistics and supply facility, militants and activists said.

Syrian state media said the bombing took place in the Rokn al-Deen neighborhood, and said the militants were killed. It provided no further details or information on casualties.

The director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdurrahman, said the bombing appeared to target a general who is responsible for army logistics and supplies. He said the general and two of his guards were wounded in the blast, and one guard was killed.

The Observatory relies on a network of activists inside Syria for its information.

The Al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front posted a claim of responsibility on a Twitter account associated with the group. It said three of the group's fighters carried out the attack.

Syrian state television later broadcast video of what it said was the scene of the attack. It showed the bodies of two men dressed in camouflage sprawled out on the street. The legs of the suicide bomber were on the pavement nearby. Several cars near the bodies had their windows shattered by the blast.

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