Central Damascus has been rocked by a bomb. At least 13 people have been killed and 70 wounded by the blast in the Syrian capital.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the explosion occurred in Marjeh Square near the Interior MInistry. So far there is no confirmation of its cause.
State TV shows widespread damage.
This marks the latest attack in the government-controlled capital. It comes just one day after the Syrian prime minister survived a car bombing in Damascus.
Since the fighting between Syrian forces and rebels began in March 2011, more than 70,000 people have been killed, many of them civilians.