FM spokesman condemns Damascus terrorist attack

TEHRAN, Mar. 11 (MNA) – Foreign Ministry spokesperson has strongly condemned Takfirist suicide attack on a group of pilgrims mainly from Iraq.

Mr. Bahram Ghasemi offered condolences to the Syrian government and people and also families of Iraqi victims killed and injured during two consecutive attacks which hit the pilgrims.

“Indiscriminate and blind targeting of the innocent civilians including children and women indicates that terrorists are on the verge of frustration and helplessness and a way to find some relief from their many defeats on the ground in Syria and Iraq,” said Ghasemi.

“Their supporters in the region know well that the military front of the proxies had humiliatingly been crushed; for the very reason, they resort to suicide bombings through misguided means to impede the peace process and stability in Syria,” he concluded.

Two explosive devices on Saturday went off in Bab Mousalla area in Damascus, a source at Damascus Police Command told SANA.

The source added that at least 40 civilians were killed and others were injured in the terrorist attack which took place near Bab al-Saghir cemetery located between Bab al-Jabiah and Bab Mousalla area.

Meanwhile, the terrorist organizations targeted with rocket and mortar shells a number of the residential neighborhoods in Damascus City, injuring a number of civilians.

A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA that the terrorist organizations on Saturday morning fired rocket and mortar shells on the area of Damascus Old City and the neighborhoods of al-Shaghour, Ibn Asaker and Bab Touma, injuring a number of civilians and causing material damage to the public and private properties.


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