Iranians killed in Damascus bus blast
A blast has hit a bus in a crowded suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus, leaving at least a dozen people killed and more injured.
The incident took place at around 9 am local time (0700 GMT) on Thursday morning when a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims exploded at a gas station near Damascus, Press TV correspondent reported.
Initial reports say two of the 12 victims of the explosion were passengers aboard the bus, while the other victims included workers at the petrol station near the holy Shia site.
Those injured in the blast were moved to a nearby hospital.