By Sunil Kumar

Two suicide car bombers killed more than 55 people and wounded 372 in the Syrian capital Damascus, the interior ministry said.

The rush hour explosions hit a district that houses a well-known military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown. State media said earlier the majority of the casualties were civilians.

The bombings, the deadliest in the Syrian capital since the revolt began, further shredded a ceasefire which was declared by international mediator Kofi Annan on April 12, but which has failed to halt bloodshed pitting Assad’s security forces against peaceful demonstrators and an array of armed insurgents.

300px Bessar Esad Halep 55 killed, 372 injured in Damascus

President Bashar al-Assad, Aleppo, Abbarah square (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 55 killed, 372 injured in Damascus
share save 171 16 55 killed, 372 injured in Damascus