2 explosion rock Syria; more than 30 killed

A powerful explosion rocked the upscale Damascus district of Dumar on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding the blast caused an unknown number of deaths.


Another blast, caused by a car bomb, targeted a building used by pro-regime militiamen in town of Salmiyeh in the central province of Hama, the Britain-based watchdog said, adding there were initial reports of some 30 casualties. State news agency SANA also reported the second blast, saying that "a terrorist suicide car bomb was detonated in the heart of Salmiyeh, leaving a number of people killed and others wounded". (AFP)