12:38 24-11-2014
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Mortar shells kill 12 in central Damascus

Bishkek (AKIpress) - afp At least 50 people were wounded in the attack, state media reports; police say two shells hit school complex.

Syrian state media say mortar shells have exploded in central Damascus, killing 12 people and wounding scores.

The official SANA news agency says four shells struck in the capital's Shaghour neighborhood on Tuesday morning.

An official at the Damascus Police Command told The Associated Press that at least 50 people were wounded in the attack and that two of the mortar shells hit a school complex. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

SANA said terrorists were behind the attacks — a term used by President Bashar Assad's government for rebels fighting to oust him.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Rebels have frequently fired mortars into the capital from Damascus' opposition-held suburbs.


Twitterfacebookprint
16:57 29.04.2014
LATEST NEWS
12:42 Almazbek Atambayev signs amendments to Administrative Responsibility Code12:34 Kyrgyz Justice Ministry finds giving ‘foreign agent’ status to certain non-profit organizations inappropriate12:31 Chairmen of Kazakh, Russian Parliaments meet in Astana for bilateral talks12:14 Interior Ministry calls on Kyrgyzstani media to be careful when publishing materials on activities of extremist groups12:11 Bishkek mayor's office plans to rehabilitate 100 km of roads starting in spring 201512:00 President Atambayev to make official visit to Saudi Arabia11:44 U.S. police shoot dead 12yo boy carrying fake gun11:41 China presents special equipment to Kyrgyzstan's Interior Ministry11:23 Kazakhstan establishes diplomatic ties with Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone - Ministry11:12 Inclusion of Kyrgyz-Kazakh yurt building skills to UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage to be considered today11:06 Officer of heavy air defense regiment accidentally kills soldier10:54 Iran and powers set to extend nuclear talks if final push fails10:40 9-grade student of Suzak school dies10:38 Kyrgyzstanis win 2 bronze medals in Thai boxing at Asian Beach Games10:38 Construction of bread plant due by year-end – mayor10:30 Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan10:28 Kyrgyzstan, Germany discuss investment attractiveness of Kyrgyzstan10:22 Ban on sale of some Russian vodka and beer brands in Kazakhstan lifted10:19 Kyrgyzstan encourages Swiss businessmen to make more investments into national economy09:59 Officials of Kyrgyzstan tell U.S. human rights organizations about measures to prevent ethnic conflicts
Astana
-26° C
Ashgabat
+8° C
Bishkek
+5° C
Dushanbe
+12° C
Tashkent
+10° C
exchange rates
 
71.75
57.59
9.40
1.26
225.38
180.87
29.53
3.95
6.31
5.08
0.83
0.11
3042.15
2388.25
390.42
56.91
3.53
2.85
0.47
0.06

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2014
Use of the AKIpress.com materials must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75