Explosion and gunfire heard in central Damascus

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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