Syria

Syrian Prime Minister Survives Car Bomb Attack in Damascus

No one has claimed responsibility

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Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi has survived a car bomb attack in the capital, Damascus, reports say.

The blast in western Mazzeh district targeted Mr Halqi's convoy, state television said. There are reported to be a number of casualties.

UK-based activist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Mr Halqi's bodyguard had been killed, AFP news agency reported.