At least nine killed in Damascus suburb blasts, monitor says

At least nine people were killed and dozens injured on Saturday in two explosions in a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, a monitoring group reported.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added that the synchronized attacks in Damascus' southern area of Sayeda Zeinab resulted separately from a car bomb and a suicide assailant.

Syria's state-run news agency SANA said eight people were killed and 13 injured in what it called "terrorist" attacks.

No one has claimed responsibility.

Sayeda Zeinab houses a shrine revered by Shiite Muslims. 

The radical Sunni Islamic State, which rules areas in war-torn Syria, previously took credit for similar attacks in the same area.

Last update: Sat, 11/06/2016 - 11:56

More from World

US abstains for first time from UN vote condemning Cuban embargo

The United States abstained for the first time in 24 years from a vote in the UN General Assembly urging an end to...

Venezuelans demand end to "dictatorship" as tensions surge

Venezuela's political crisis escalated Wednesday as the opposition announced a general strike and threatened to...

Monitor: Death toll rises to 35 in bombing of Syrian rebel village

The death toll from Wednesday's airstrikes near a school complex in a rebel-held village in north-western Syria has...

US pushing for TTIP deal ahead of Obama's Germany trip

The United States said Wednesday it is continuing to push forward with a US-European trade agreement with the "...

2016 deadliest year for migrants in Mediterranean, UN agency says

This year has been the deadliest ever for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, with at least 3,800...