Seven killed in Car Explosion in Damascus
A strong explosion rocked the Al-Qaboon district of Damascus this afternoon, killing seven and injuring tens of civilians. Civilians of the district heard a strong sound, whose echo reached the corners of al-Qaboon around 2pm. Upon rushing to where the sound had come from, residents found that it had come from an exploded car, alongside of which were dead and injured civilians covered in their own blood, as described by activists. Those affected by the incident expressed their surprise at how a car with explosions could have entered and reached the centre of the city, which is surrounded by Syrian army and security checkpoints.
Among those killed:
1- Hussein Fouad Abdul Wahid
2- Ahmed Mohammed Sameer al-Tarzi
3- Mansour Aamer Abu al-Qasab
4- Rabah al-Sagheer
5- Ahmad Faisal al-Hamwi
According to activists, it is expected that the number of those killed will rise as the search for people under rubble continues.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) condemns these explosions which are targeting the lives of civilians, and hold the Syrian regime responsible for the explosion which took place in al-Qaboon, as it took place in an area which it controls and which is surrounded by checkpoints. SHRC calls for an independent investigation to be conducted into this incident and that all perpetrators should be taken to an independent court. SHRC also confirms the importance of the protection of the lives of civilians and that they are not subjected to explosive attacks, sniper fire, or shelling.
Syrian Human Rights Committee