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Syria arrests suspects in bomb attack on Press TV cars

File photo shows wreckage of burnt cars following a bomb explosion outside a police station in Damascus.

File photo shows wreckage of burnt cars following a bomb explosion outside a police station in Damascus.

Sun Dec 2, 2012 3:49PM
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Syrian security forces have arrested suspects in connection with an explosion that destroyed vehicles belonging to Press TV and al-Alam television networks in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Syrian security guards said Friday that the bomb explosion occurred near Press TV’s office in Damascus after a man was caught on camera sticking something to a car.

The bomb ripped through six vehicles, including an SNG truck. It, however, did not cause any casualties.

According to reports, the bomber escaped the scene of the attack minutes before the blast.

Foreign-backed Syrian militants, seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, have on several occasions attacked Syrian and international journalists.

Press TV correspondent Maya Nasser was killed by sniper fire on September 26 while reporting live on air. Hosein Mortada, who serves as Damascus bureau chief for both the English-language Press TV and Arabic-language al-Alam news networks, was also wounded in the attack.

The pair covered the aftermath of the massive twin explosions that hit the Syrian Army headquarters in Damascus.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the turmoil.

The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.


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