The Islamic State (Isis) has claimed responsibility for twin bombings in the predominantly Shia Damascus suburb of Sayyida Zeinab which killed at least 20 people. An additional 13 people were injured by a suicide bomber and car bomb on 11 June with the terror groups Amaq news agency confirming the suspicion that the extremists were behind the attack.
Police told SANA that the first blast, at the entrance to the town, came from a suicide attacker wearing an explosive belt. The second blast was from a booby-trapped car in the town, it said.
The Islamic State extremist group claimed responsibility for the bombings through its Aamaq news agency, which said there were three attacks, two by suicide bombers and one by a car bomb.