Friday, January 04, 2013
Car bomb rips Damascus petrol station, casualties feared
AMMAN (Reuters) - Dozens of people were feared dead or wounded after a car bomb exploded on Thursday at a petrol station in the Syrian capital Damascus, opposition activists said.
The petrol station was packed with people queuing for fuel that has become increasingly scarce during the country's 21-month-long civil war, the activists said.
The bombing took place in the Barzeh al-Balad district, whose residents include a mix of majority Sunni Muslims and several other religious and ethnic minorities.
(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Amman newsroom; Editing by Michael Roddy)