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Bomb rocks Syria state TV headquarters in Damascus

Published on Aug 6, 2012 4:09 PM
A Syrian man inspects the damage after a blast rocked the Syrian state television bheadquarters in Damascus on Aug 6, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

DAMASCUS (AFP) - A bomb blast rocked the headquarters of Syrian state television in the heart of Damascus on Monday wounding several people, Information Minister Omran al-Zoabi said.

"It is clear that the blast was caused by an explosive device," Mr Zoabi said.

"Several of our colleagues were injured, but there were no serious injuries, and no dead." The broadcaster said that the blast hit the third floor of its headquarters. It remained on the air despite the bombing.

The television building lies in the Omayyad district of Damascus, a highly guarded area surrounded by multiple security barriers. The bombing was not the first attack on the pro-government media in Syria.

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