Death toll has risen to 19 in today’s suicide bomb blast in the Syrian capital Damascus and 12 others were also injured in the attack.
A TV channel said, Syrian police had been chasing three suspected car bombers that were trying to enter the capital. Police stopped and detonated two of the vehicles, but the third driver entered Tahrir square in the east and blew himself up after being surrounded.
The TV channel said, the attackers had planned to bomb crowded areas in the capital on the first working day after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Syria is in the midst of a six-year-long civil war, with Damascus still mostly under government control.