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Syria: Twin bombings stone Damascus suburb Sayyida Zeinab

Sayyida Zeinab tabernacle in Damascus (file photo)Image copyright

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Sayyida Zeinab is a holiest Shia Muslim tabernacle in Syria

At slightest 8 people have been killed in a twin explosve dispute on a suburb of Damascus that is home to Syria’s holiest Shia shrine, state media say.

Some 13 other people were bleeding in a blasts, that were caused by a self-murder bomber and a automobile bomb.

The suburb of Sayyida Zeinab, some 10km (six miles) south of executive Damascus, has been a visit aim of attacks.

Two bombings progressing this year – both claimed by a supposed Islamic State – killed some-more than 150 people.

The initial blast, by an assailant wearing an explosives belt, took place during a opening of to a suburb and a second automobile explosve dispute detonated in al-Teen street, not distant from a shrine, Sana news group said.

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The golden-domed Sayyida Zeinab tabernacle contains a grave of one of a Prophet Muhammad’s grand-daughters, and continues to pull many Shia pilgrims notwithstanding a polite war.

Shia fighters from around a segment have assimilated a dispute in Syria on a drift that they wish to strengthen a tabernacle from a polite war, observers say.

The Lebanese Shia transformation Hezbollah has cited it as a pivotal reason that it chose to quarrel on a side of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

More than 250,000 people have died and 11 million have fled their homes in some-more than 5 years of polite quarrel in Syria.

Article source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36506192