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Bomb blasts hit 2 security facilities in Syrian capital

Bomb blasts hit 2 security facilities in Syrian capital

By KAREEM FAHIM
The New York Times

Published Dec 23, 2011 07:40PM MDT

BEIRUT • Two powerful bombs exploded outside government offices in Damascus on Friday, in what appeared to be the most brazen and deadly attacks against the government since the start of the uprising in Syria in March. SANA, the government news agency, reported that dozens of people were killed, blaming suicide bombers.
The news agency said that while some soldiers were killed, most of the victims were civilians. Faysal Mekdad, the deputy foreign minister, was quoted by The Associated Press as ...

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