Bus Bombs Kill 14 In Syria Capital; Shells Elsewhere Kill 10


Wednesday, October 20th 2021, 5:26 am
By: Associated Press


DAMASCUS, Syria -

A Syrian military official says two bombs attached to a bus carrying troops in the capital Damascus have exploded, killing 14 people.

The attack early Wednesday was one the deadliest in in the capital in years, and a rare event since government forces in 2018 captured suburbs formerly held by insurgents in Syria’s decade-long conflict.

Separately, rescue workers reported that government shelling of a town in the last rebel-held enclave killed 10 people, including children.

The U.N. Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator Mark Cutts described as “shocking” reports of shelling that hit a market and roads near schools.