A bomb attack has targeted the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital, Damascus. According to reports, a bomber blew himself up inside the refugee camp in the suburbs of the capital on Wednesday. There have been no immediate reports of casualties due to the attack.
Meanwhile, heavy clashes reportedly broke out between the Syrian army forces and the militants following the explosion in the camp.Earlier in the day, twin car bomb attacks on a military complex in the city of Palmyra in the province of Homs left 20 people wounded. The incident occurred amid ongoing clashes between Syrian military forces and foreign-backed militants at the entrance of the Jobar suburb, to the south of Damascus. On February 3, one person was also killed and two others injured after an explosive device planted underneath a vehicle detonated near al-Hijaz Square in the capital. Many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the turmoil that erupted in Syria nearly two years ago. The Syrian government says certain Western states, especially the United States, and their regional allies are fueling the deadly unrest. MKA/JR