Twin suicide bombers have killed at least 46 people in Damascus in an attack that is being described as targeting Shi’ite pilgrims. One local journalist said the majority of the victims were Iraqis.
The bombs went off near a bus stop close to the Bab al-Saghir cemetery, not far from the Old City. More than 100 people are reportedly injured. Among the debris were several shattered wheelchairs, as many pilgrims come to pray for relief from their illnesses.
The bombings are among the worst terrorist attacks in the Syrian capital in six years of civil war, which has cost so far some 310,000 lives.
Although the district that was attacked is the home to many revered Shi’ite sites, it is also
the location of Sunni mosques.