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Syria crisis: PM Halaqi 'survives Damascus car bombing'

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi has survived a car bomb attack in the capital, Damascus, reports say.

The blast in western Mazzeh district targeted Mr Halaqi's convoy, state television said. There are reported to be a number of casualties.

UK-based activist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Mr Halaqi's bodyguard had been killed, AFP news agency reported.

It is unclear whether the blast was a suicide bombing or a planted device

Wyre Davis reports from Beirut.

  • 29 Apr 2013