2 killed, 6 injured as triple attacks hit Damascus police HQ

 

Triple bombing attacks in the Syrian capital Damascus have killed two people and injured six others, the country's Interior Ministry says.

The bombings took place on Wednesday, when three terrorists blew themselves up near the main police headquarters building on Khalid Bin al-Walid Street in central Damascus.

"The terrorist suicide attackers tried to storm the police command headquarters... The guards opened fire on them, forcing them to blow themselves up before they entered the building and achieved their goals," the ministry said in a statement carried by state media.

Two of the suicide bombers detonated their explosives in front of the police HQ, while the third one was forced to blow himself up after police encircled him behind the building.

Two children were among the injured, the ministry said in the statement.

A policeman lost his life while trying to stop the bombers, according to Damascus Police Chief Mohammed Khairu Ismail.

The Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. Earlier this month, a group of militants carried out a similar bombing attack against another police station in Damascus’ southern district of al-Midan, killing at least 15 people.

 

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