2 suicide bombings within an hour in Damascus

At least 25 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a Damascus courthouse today, according to Syrian media outlets. Shortly thereafter, another bombing was reported in the city. These attacks come a few days after two suicide bombers blew themselves up near a mosque in the city, murdering 44 people.
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A suicide bombing at Damascus’ Palace of Justice, the main courthouse in the city, today (Wednesday) killed at least 25 people, according to Syrian media outlets. In addition, dozens of people were injured in the blast.

Shortly after the Palace of Justice suicide bombing made headlines, another blast was reported within the city at a restaurant. It is believed that this blast was also caused by a suicide bomber. No terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the attacks that were carried out on the sixth anniversary of the Syrian civil war.

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These suicide bombings come just a few days after two suicide bombers blew themselves up near a mosque in the city. At least 44 people were murdered in the attack that was carried out by a terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaeda on Saturday.

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