At least seven people were killed and 15 others wounded on Tuesday, when a booby-trapped car ripped through the parking lot of the Police Club in Damascus’ northern district of Masaken Barzeh, a well-informed source told Xinhua, adding that the information is preliminary.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the car bomb was placed in the parking lot of the police club in Masaken Barzeh, a district north of Damascus that has seen no car bombings before throughout the country’s long-running conflict.
The club, which is for sport activities, is located inside a popular marketplace in that district.
The official Syrian media outlets reported the blast, saying it rocked near the police club, spelling no further details.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosion killed eight policemen and wounded 20 others, adding that the death toll could likely rise as many of the wounded are in critical conditions. Enditem