Two suicide blasts ripped through the Syrian capital today, killing 55 people and leaving scenes of carnage in the streets in the deadliest bombing attack since the country’s uprising began 14 months ago, the Interior Ministry said.
An Associated Press reporter at the scene said paramedics wearing rubber gloves were collecting human remains from the pavement after the explosions. Heavily damaged cars and pickup trucks stood smoldering in the area. The blasts ripped the facade off a military intelligence building, which appeared to be the target.
More than 370 people also were wounded in the attack, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The ministry, which is in charge of the country’s internal security, said the explosives weighed more than 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds).
CONTINUED at The Independent.