A deadly explosion rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus; the blast is being blamed on a suicide bomber. State TV informed that the attacker blew himself across the street from a mosque, killing at least ten people and leaving more than 30 wounded.
Three other blasts of smaller proportions were reported in the capital, so far another person has died. Several Syrian cities are being assailed by waves of blasts in recent months. The regime is blaming such attacks to “terrorists” that seek to destabilize the country.
Meanwhile U.S. officials suggested al-Qaeda militants could be behind such attacks. Activists on the other hand informed that thousands of people turned out for protests around the country today.
The continuing violence in Syria delays the international peace efforts. The United Nations has 15 observers monitoring the compliance of the six-point plan given by Kofi Annan in order to reach a complete ceasefire in the country. (AV)