The Straits Times
Published on Sep 26, 2012

4 HQ guards killed in Damascus blasts: Military


DAMASCUS (AFP) - Four troops guarding the military headquarters in Damascus were killed on Wednesday when twin blasts blamed on suicide bombers targeted the building, state television cited a military official as saying.

“Four of the troops guarding the military headquarters died of their wounds, and 14 other civilians and soldiers were injured in the terrorist attacks,” said the official.

The broadcaster showed video footage of a white van exploding on the roadside next to the building housing the headquarters, and a second blast inside the compound.

It said the two sets of footage were taken at 10 minute intervals of each other.