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The UN Security Council has strongly condemned Friday’s terrorist attack in Damascus

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned Friday’s terrorist attack in Damascus At least 26 people were killed and 63 injured in a massive bomb blast in Damascus on Friday.

A massive bomb blast in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Friday. afp-photo-ho-sana

 

 

 
A massive bomb blast in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Friday. afp-photo-ho-sana
A massive bomb blast in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Friday. afp-photo-ho-sana
 
 
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The UN Security Council has strongly condemned Friday’s terrorist attack in the Syrian capital of Damascus that left dozens dead and scores wounded, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

A suicide bomb attack has hit the central Damascus neighbourhood of al-Midan, killing at least 25 and wounding dozens, casualties are reported among both civilians and law-enforcement officers, however, most of the casualties are civilians, SANA news agency confirms.

 

“The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack that occurred in Damascus, Syria, on Jan. 6, 2012, causing scores of deaths and injuries,” the agency quoted a UN Security Council statement as saying.

 

The statement also expressed condolences to families and relatives of the victims, as well as to all people in Syria, and lashed out at all forms and manifestations of terrorism saying that “any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.”

Interior Ministry said 15 of the victims could not be identified because they had been torn apart in the blast. The Syrian Interior minister vowed a harsh response for those responsible for the grizzly attack in the heart of the capital.

 

“We will strike back with an iron fist at anyone tempted to tamper with the security of the country or its citizens,” al-Shaar said, as cited by Reuters.

 

The blast occurred at an intersection in al-Midan, in a densely populated area with heavy traffic, near the Hassan al-Hakeem basic education school. Ambulances quickly rushed to the scene

The Syrian government says the suicide-bombing proves they are fighting terrorism rather than a pro-democracy movement.

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This is the second such incident in Damascus in the past two weeks. On December 23, two bombings killed at least 44 people outside Syrian intelligence buildings.

The violence comes as Arab League observers are in the country to investigate Syria’s months-long unrest and to monitor the implementation of a peace initiative presented by the Arab bloc to put an end to the country’s crisis.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March and according to the UN, more than 5,000 people have been killed in the country over the past nine months.

While the West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing protesters, Damascus blames ”outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.

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