2 Car Bombs Kill Dozens in Damascus
Twin bombs went off in a parking lot between two commercial buildings
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 28, 2012 6:18 AM CST
A Syrian helps a man who was injured after two cars bombs exploded, at Jaramana neighborhood, in the suburb of Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.   (AP Photo/SANA)

(Newser) – Twin car bombs ripped through a Damascus suburb today, killing at least 34 people and leaving dozens critically wounded, according to state media and hospital officials. State news agency SANA said two cars packed with explosives detonated within five minutes of each other early in the morning just before employees were arriving to work. They went off in a parking lot in the eastern Jaramana suburb, a district mostly loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and populated mostly by Christians and Druse, a minority sect.

The blasts shattered windows in nearby buildings, littering the street with glass and debris. Human remains were scattered on the pavement, amid pools of blood. There were conflicting reports about the death toll, however. Two hospital officials said at least 30 bodies were brought to two nearby hospitals, while activists with the Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights say 29 people were killed. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombings.

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Bartmaeus
Nov 28, 2012 12:47 PM CST
Those democracy-loving rebels, whose only beef is with the evil Assad and his army, shown up here or what they really are: a shower of sectarian Islamic fundamentalists, targetting Christians and Druze civilians. Every city and town they enter, they desecrate the churches, kidnap Christians, torture and behead some just to satisfy Allah. http://www.fides.org/aree/news/newsdet.php?idnews=32613&lan=eng And the US, France, and Britain support these savages! Hypocrites. Anti-human bastards, hwo would do any deal with any evil crowd, just to further their geopolitical dreams. Not one iota of difference between these western politicians and Hitler or Stalin. For they well know that thousands of innocent civillians are being slaughtered in order to set up a new social order, one that is toothless and supine to their policies of money men.
right2dave
Nov 28, 2012 9:58 AM CST
Muslims!
WiteOut
Nov 28, 2012 9:50 AM CST
Standard MO. Move along, nothing new to see here.