Two blasts have rocked the town of Sayyida Zeinab 10km from the Syrian capital of Damascus.
The suburb is home to one of one of Shia Islam’s most renowned shrines
According to Syrian media and security sources at least nine people have been killed and 16 injured. The UK-based Saurian Observatory for Human Rights reported that at least 20 people were killed and 30 wounded in the blasts.
The first blast occurred at the entrance of Set Zaynab when a terrorist suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt. The second blast – a car bomb – rocked Fig Street, sources from Damascus police told Sana.
Syrian authorities condemned the terrorist bombings, which led to casualties among civilians, Sana added.