Suicide bombers attack Damascus police centre

Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces inspect weapons and munitions recovered at the former positions of the Islamic State militants inside a building at the frontline in Raqqa, Syria, Oct 7, 2017. Three suicide bombers attacked a police centre in Damascus on Wednesday. (Reuters photo)

BEIRUT: Three attackers blew themselves up near the police headquarters in central Damascus on Wednesday, Syrian state media said, in the second such attack to hit the capital this month.

The blasts killed one person and injured six others, state television said, citing the interior ministry.

The suicide bombers tried to storm the police command centre and clashed with guards before detonating explosive belts at the entrance, it said.

The police cornered the third attacker behind the building, where he blew himself up on the street, state media added.

Earlier this month, suicide bombers struck a police station in another part of the capital, with 17 people reported dead. Islamic State claimed that attack. 

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