DAMASCUS, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Twin blasts rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus on Friday, leaving at least six people killed as intense clashes and violence continued elsewhere causing a number of casualties.
The first blast had been caused by a booby-trapped motorcycle, which exploded near a mosque on Friday afternoon while worshipers were leaving prayers, the state-news agency SANA said, adding that six members of government forces and civilians had been killed.
A couple of hours later, an explosive device affixed under a car went off in Damascus' district of Mazzeh in front of the courthouse building and the Information Ministry, leaving only six charred and destroyed cars as well as some smashed windows of nearby residential blocs.
The double blasts were coupled with an attack waged by armed insurgent groups at the Hanano barrack in the northern province of Aleppo. The pro-government Addounia TV reported the attack but said the Syrian troops had managed to repel it.
It said several of the assailants had been killed.
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