Car Bomb Detonated in Town South of Damascus Kills Women and Children

Activists say seven killed


(Reuters)—A car bomb killed several civilians, including women and children, in a town south of Damascus on Wednesday, Syrian state television said.

The car was parked near the Amari Mosque in Kanaker, the channel reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group, quoted activists as saying seven people had died.

The small town is under the control of President Bashar al-Assad's forces but there are rebels in the surrounding area. The province around Damascus has seen intense fighting during the two-year conflict.