Explosion and gunfire heard in central Damascus

April 27, 2012 14:01

BEIRUT - An explosion hit the central Damascus district of Midan, a pro-government television news channel and residents said, an area where regular protests demanding the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar Assad are held.

"An explosion occurred next to the Zeen al-Abadeen mosque and there were casualties," Ikhbaria television reported.

The television station said that its reporters heard gunfire while filming the damage.

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