The triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 50 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be indirect Syria peace talks.
The triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 50 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be indirect Syria peace talks. SANA via AP

50 dead after ISIS triple suicide bomb Damascus shrine

AT least 50 people have been killed and scores wounded in a triple suicide bombing near a revered Shiite shrine outside the Syrian capital Damascus.

Syrian news agency SANA said the first blast was caused by a car bomb that detonated at a bus station near the shrine.

It said two suicide bombers then detonated their explosive belts when people gathered at the scene.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility in a statement released on social media.

Syrian media said more than 50 people had been killed with some 100 people wounded.

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