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Bus carrying Shiite pilgrims bombed in Syria; at least 6 dead
Bus carrying Shiite pilgrims bombed in Syria; at least 6 dead

An explosion Sunday tore apart a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims in a central neighborhood of the Syrian capital Damascus, according to official and opposition accounts. The official Syrian state news agency, SANA, reported six dead and more than a dozen wounded as a result of the blast in the city's Kalaasa area, close to the famed Hamidiyeh market. The British-based, pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the attack but put the death toll at seven. The bustling shopping zone has been relatively untouched by the war that has pummeled Syria for almost four years. Soldiers and police keep a close guard on the capital, base of President Bashar Assad. Quoting an...

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