Beirut: At least 40 Iraqis were killed in a double bomb attack targeting buses of pilgrims in Damascus on Saturday, Iraqi State TV said, citing the ministry of foreign affairs in Baghdad.
Dozens more were wounded in an attack by two suicide bombers, Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV reported, in an attack the Syrian Observatory said targeted pilgrims.
The attack took place near the Old City of Damascus. Al Mayadeen, a Lebanon-based TV station, said the bombings targeted buses transporting pilgrims to the Bab Al Saghir cemetery near one of the seven gates of the Old City of Damascus.
Syrian state news agency SANA said the attack had caused fatalities but gave no toll. It said the explosions were caused by “two terrorist bombs”.