View of the skyline of Damascus on June 26, 2013
The minarets of mosques and the steeples of churches are seen towering above rooftops in the Syrian capital Damascus, on June 26, 2013. A suicide bomb attack in a Christian area in the heart of the Syrian capital on Thursday killed at least four people, state television said. © Louai Beshara - AFP
View of the skyline of Damascus on June 26, 2013
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Last updated: June 27, 2013

Bombing in Damascus Christian area kills at least 4

A suicide bomb attack in a Christian area in the heart of the Syrian capital on Thursday killed at least four people, state television said.

"A terrorist suicide bombing... in Damascus has left four people dead and several others wounded," the broadcaster said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the toll.

"A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the Mariamite church," said the Britain-based watchdog, referring to an order of the Maronite church.

"According to preliminary reports, four people were killed and several others wounded," it added.

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