Death toll in southern Damascus bombings reaches 62 | Reuters

BEIRUT The death toll from multiple bomb blasts in a southern district of Damacus, claimed by Islamic State on Sunday, reached at least 62, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Four blasts hit the Sayeda Zeinab district, which is home to a Shi'ite shrine. Another 180 people were wounded, the Observatory said.

(Reporting by John Davison; Writing By Richard Balmforth)

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Updated Date: Feb 22, 2016 01:00 AM

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