At Least 14 Dead in Another Bombing in Damascus

Posted at: 04/30/2013 1:13 PM
Updated at: 04/30/2013 1:24 PM

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - For the second day in a row, there's been fear and chaos in a busy commercial district of Syria's capital, Damascus.

A powerful bomb rocked the area today, and the state news agency says at least 14 people were killed. Yesterday, a few miles away, Syria's prime minister narrowly escaped an assassination attempt after a car bomb struck near his convoy.

The bombings appear to be part of an accelerated campaign by opposition forces to hit President Bashar Assad's regime in the heavily defended capital.

In addition to those killed, the state news agency says more than 100 were wounded.

The target of today's attack wasn't clear, but it took place outside a former Interior Ministry building. It was damaged in the blast.

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