At Least 45 Killed, 110 Wounded In Triple Bombing Near Damascus Shrine

January 31, 2016 3:28 PM

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At Least 45 Killed, 110 Wounded In Triple Bombing Near Damascus Shrine

AMMAN/BEIRUT, Jan 31 (Reuters) - At least 45 people were killed and 110 wounded on Sunday by a car bomb and two suicide bombers in the Sayeda Zeinab district of Damascus, whereSyria's holiest Shi'ite shrine is located, the interior ministry said.

Sunni fundamentalist Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, according to Amaq, a news agency that supports the group. It said two operations "hit the most important stronghold of Shi'ite militias in Damascus."

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