(RT) — A series of blasts have struck the outskirts of Syria’s capital, Damascus. At least 45 people were killed in the mainly Shiite neighbourhood, Syria’s Interior Ministry reported. The Islamic State terrorist group has taken responsibility for the attacks.
According to the ministry, “more than 45 people were killed and dozens were injured.” Police say that the death toll is set to rise because “some of those injured are in a critical condition.”
More than 20 militia fighters, who have been fighting alongside government forces in Syria, are among those killed, TASS reported.