Damascus, May 3 IANS | 7 months ago

An explosives-packed car exploded Saturday afternoon in a government-controlled area west of Syria's capital Damascus, leaving an undisclosed number of casualties, media reported.

The booby-trapped car went off in the western Somariyeh area at the entrance to the town of Muadamiyeh in southern Syria, Xinhua reported citing the state-run SANA news agency, giving no further details.

The pro-government Sama TV said Syrian authorities said that the car was remotely detonated when some troops were approaching it.

Somariyeh is known as a pro-government area which has already been hit by several explosions and mortar attacks. The town of Muadamiyeh has also been battered by clashes between government troops and the armed rebels.

(Posted on 03-05-2014)

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