Suicide bomber strikes Damascus Christian community

DAMASCUS — A suicide bomber killed at least four people in a Christian area of the Syrian capital on Thursday as aid groups said they cannot keep pace with the ever-growing suffering.

State media said the bomber struck near a church belonging to an order of the Maronite Church, killing four people, a toll confirmed by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

“A terrorist suicide bombing… in Damascus has left four people dead and several others wounded,” state television reported said.

The Britain-based rights watchdog said in “a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the Mariamite church. According to preliminary reports, four people were killed and several others wounded.”


The view inside a damaged antique shop that was destroyed by a blast that hit the vicinity of the Greek Orthodox Virgin Mary Church in the predominantly Christian neighbourhood of Bab Sharqi in central Damascus on Thursday (AP/SANA photo)

Categories: Arab World, Asia, Syria

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  1. [Qur’an 5:33] “… whosoever killed a person — unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in the land — it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and whoso gave life to one, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind. …”

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