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Roadside bomb killing 4 in Damascus

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-05-18 23:36

DAMASCUS - A roadside bomb went off near a church in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Saturday, killing four people, witnesses told Xinhua.

The bomb was attached to a bicycle that was abandoned near a security forces' vehicle near Marlias Church in the Damascus suburb of Dwaila, reports and witnesses said, adding that the blast killed three security men and a young man.

Many people, including a child, were injured and taken to a nearby hospital.

Bombing and mortar attacks have become daily routine in Syria whose government blames al-Qaida terror network of wreak havoc across the country.

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