SYRIAN SUICIDE BLASTS KILL DOZENS, INJURES MORE THAN A HUNDRED!
When I hear things like this happening in the world, I think to the people that feel that making sure we properly vet people that want to come to the United States is a bad idea. I want to grab these people by the shoulders and give them a good solid shake.
At least 32 people were killed and up to 102 wounded after a suicide bomber struck the Palace of Justice in Damascus on Wednesday. Shortly after the blast, a second suicide bomber struck a Damascus restaurant, injuring at least 28 people. It was unclear how many people were killed in the second blast.
Syrian state TV showed images of bloody destruction within the justice building. A man with a bandage over one eye told Syrian TV the attacker was wearing a military jacket.
“He had his hands up and screamed ‘God is greatest’ and then the blast happened,” he said.
The Palace of Justice is located in central Damascus, not far from the Souq al-Hamidiyah market.
“The attack happened during a peak time to inflict the maximum number of casualties,” reported Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim.
“While security forces were searching people, as we have very restricted security measures at palaces of justice, they found out about this person who was wearing a fake military uniform. He forced himself among a crowd of civilians,” said Justice Minister Najm al-Ahmad.
Damascus police chief Mohammad Kheir Ismail said the suicide bomber had arrived at the entrance to the Palace of Justice carrying a shotgun and grenades.