At Least Two Killed in Damascus Bomb Blast

State media reports at least 17 have been injured


A bomb blast in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, has killed at least two people, according to reports.

Syrian state news agency Sana said a suicide bomber had blown himself up in al-Jisr al-Abyad district.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said two people had been killed in the attack. State media put the death toll higher.

The activist network said the target of the explosion appeared to be a government building.