A car bomb attack killed at least 10 people in the predominantly Christian and Druze area of Jaramana near Damascus on Monday, Syrian state television said.
"A terrorist car bombing next to a bakery on Rawda Street killed at least 10 people, including women and children," the television said.
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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "the car bomb detonated on a main street in the mainly loyalist suburb of Jaramana, where there is a proliferation of armed pro-regime popular defence committees," or militias.
According to the Britain-based watchdog, the blast killed at least 12 people and wounded 15, some of them critically.
On August 28, a bomb hit a funeral procession in Jaramana, killing at least 27 people.