The wreckage of a car after an explosion in Syria's capital, Damascus (file photo)
An explosion near Iran's cultural office in Syria’s capital, Damascus, has wounded three Syrians, as terrorist activities continue in the country despite a ceasefire.
The incident took place on Tuesday when a bomb planted inside a car went off at al-Marajeh Square in the old Damascus area. The Syrian government has blamed armed terrorist groups for the attack.
One of the victims is said to be in critical condition.
Iran’s Ambassador to Syria Mohammad Reza Raouf Sheibani said in an interview with Mehr news agency that Iran's cultural office was not the target of the blast.
The development takes place as a number of UN observers are in Syria to monitor the implementation of a UN-brokered peace plan.
The UN observers have so far visited the cities of Hama, Dara'a, Rastan and Homs. The first group of the UN observers arrived in Damascus on April 16.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. Although calm has returned to most parts of the country with a ceasefire that came into effect on April 12, there have been reports of sporadic clashes in some areas, with Damascus accusing the armed groups of violating the truce by continuing attacks on government forces.