Scene of Damascus blast
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Bloodshed on Damascus streets

At least eight people have been killed by an explosion in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, according to the Sana state news agency.

Eight people were also reported to have died a blast in the city of Suweidah, home to Syria's Druze minority.

These pictures show the aftermath of the Damascus blast.

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