2 Bomb blast shake Damascus

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Two large explosions shook the Syrian capital of Damascus, Al-Arabiya reported, citing local TV station Al Manar.

Several people were reportedly killed in the blasts.

On Twitter, witnesses wrote that the Ministry of Defense was the target of a bomb attack, and that the explosion was the loudest they had heard yet during the long-running and bloody conflict gripping Syria.

The explosion sparked a fire near the Ministry of Defense building. The Syrian Army Headquarters was also one of the targets of the attack, reports suggested.

Witnesses wrote on Twitter of hearing heavy gunfire near the site of the blasts

– RT