Bomb blast kills many at shrine near Syrian capital, site of peace
According to Syrian official television, a bomb concealed in a car exploded outside the Sayda Zainab shrine south of Damascus on Thursday, killing a number of people and injuring others.
According to a reporter for Syrian official television, the initial death toll may reach six. The broadcaster showed pictures of an automobile with flames all around it.
After security personnel had cordoned off the area, a resident told Reuters that he heard a big blast at around 5:30 pm (1430 GMT).
Earlier this week, the temple was attacked twice. Each of Tuesday’s explosions resulted in two injuries. To honor the worshiper’s memory, Shia Muslims from all over the world flock to this shrine in enormous numbers.
The shrine of Sayyida Zainab, Professor Mohammed’s granddaughter, has become a well-liked tourist attraction since Shia Muslims hold her in high regard. Syria’s Shia militarists are likewise drawn to it.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has received help from Iran and the Lebanese organization Hezbollah, which is connected to Tehran, in the civil conflict that broke out in 2011.
The incident on Friday elicited no instant claims of responsibility. Attacks on the location have previously been blamed on the group Lysmic State. In 2017, an incident claimed the lives of at least 40 people.