Published: 2008-09-27 01:50:05
Location: BEIRUT, Lebanon
Syrian state TV reports a car bomb explosion in Damascus has killed 17 people and wounded 14.
Al-Jazeera TV says the car bomb exploded near near a Syrian intelligence post at Sidi Kadad area on the highway to Damascus airport.
Explosions are rare in Damascus and the country is tightly controlled. But a car bomb last February killed Imad Mughniyeh, a top Lebanese Hezbollah militant who is wanted by the United States for terror attacks since the 1980s. In the summer, a senior intelligence officer and aide to President Bashar Assad was assassinated in northern Syrian.
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