Syria blames Islamists for bomb

Syrian Islamic radicals planted the bomb which exploded in late April in Damascus and sparked a bloody gun battle, the government has said.

The interior ministry said that a four-strong “isolated extremist fundamentalist group” had bombed a disused UN building in the capital. In the subsequent battle, police killed two and captured the others while a passer-by and a policemen also died. The ministry also linked the group to a robbery in a town south of the capital. The blast on 27 April caused no casualties, but shook the diplomatic quarter. Full Story

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