Damascus blast targets Syrian PM's car

A car bomb that exploded in the Damascus neighbourhood of Mazzeh on Monday targeted the car of Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi and killed his bodyguard, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The prime minister survived the attack, according to Al-Manar, the television station of Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, which is allied with the Syrian regime.

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