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Explosion and gunfire in central Damascus
April 27, 2012 / 8:50 AM / in 5 years

Explosion and gunfire in central Damascus

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An explosion hit the central Damascus district of Midan, a pro-government television news channel and residents said, an area where regular protests demanding the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad are held.

“An explosion occurred next to the Zeen al-Abadeen mosque and there were casualties,” Ikhbaria television reported.

The television station said that its reporters heard gunfire while filming the damage.

Reporting by Oliver Holmes and Erika Solomon; Editing by Louise Ireland

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