At least 33 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a twin bombing in Syria’s capital, Damascus, Syrian state news agency SANA has reported. Two explosive devices went off near Bab al-Saghir cemetery in Damascus’ Bab Mousalla area, the city’s Police Command was quoted by SANA news agency as saying.
There have been conflicting reports about the number of casualities. Al Mayadeen TV reported that at least 40 people were killed and the area is under tight security.
There were no immediate claims of responsibility.
Bab al-Saghir cemetery is located in the old city of Damascus. It contains the graves of several companions of the Prophet Mohammed, including his two wives. The place is often visited by Shia Muslims, as it has several Shia mausoleums that draw pilgrims from across the globe.