TEHRAN, March 16, YJC - Iran categorically condemned the recent suicide attacks in Damascus.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club
(YJC) - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said such indiscriminate attacks were meant to downplay the terrorists’ losses in the battlefield.
"The blood-sucking terrorists in Iraq and Syria are breathing their last thanks to the army, popular forces and resistance fighters battling terrorism,” Qassemi said, adding, "Undoubtedly such inhumane and atrocious measures will not give them a new life.”
A terrorist bomb explosion rocked a court building in the Syrian capital Damascus, leaving scores of people dead and injured.
Syria's official news agency SANA reported that Takfiri terrorists detonated a bomb on Wednesday in the Palace of Justice, a court house in the capital's al-Hamidiyah district, killing 31 people and injuring an unspecified number of others.
A judicial source was quoted as saying that an attacker blew himself up in a corridor after the security forces prevented him from entering the building.
SANA quoted a source at the Damascus Police Command as saying that a terrorist wearing an explosive belt blew himself up in the building.
According to the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen television, the security forces have surrounded the scene of the incident.
Shortly after the court house bombing, the Syrian capital was hit by a second bomb attack in an area to the west of the building.
The second attack occurred as a bomber detonated an explosive device inside a restaurant in the al-Rabweh area, state media reported, adding that there were several casualties.