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More Than 30 Dead After Damascus Twin Car Bomb Attacks



DAMASCUS - At least 34 people have been killed by two car bomb explosions early Wednesday in a southeastern district of Syria's capital, Damascus, state media and opposition activists report.

State television also reported that 83 people seriously had been injured. Ten bags containing the remains of unidentified victims were also collected.

According to BBC News, television pictures showed firemen hosing down the charred wrecks of two vehicles. 

Several buildings also appeared to have been damaged by the blasts that took place in the Jaramana district.

Two smaller bombs also exploded in the area at around the same time, reports The Guardian

This neighborhood is a mixed area of mostly Christian and Druze residents that are generally viewed as supportive of the Syrian government and have been the target of several attacks in recent months, explains the Washington Post.

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The twin blasts came a day after rebel fighters took over two military bases of the Syrian Air Force.

The Sana news agency said "terrorists" had ordered the attack but no group has claimed responsibility for the blast.

State media use the term "terrorist" to refer to the Syrian rebels who have been leading the uprising against Bashar al-Assad's regime since March 2011.

Activists estimate that more than 40,000 people have died since the beginning of the uprising.

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