A suicide car bomber blew himself up at a police officers’ club in a residential district of Damascus on Tuesday, killing several people, Syria’s interior ministry said. Suicide attack at Damascus Police Club kills many.
It said a number of people were also wounded in the blast in Masaken Barza, a middle class district where several major government buildings are located.
Those who guard government buildings and military or police institutions are usually the sons of privileged military commanders and top echelon security elitists. This is why they are targeted. Killing their children has a deep effect on the morale of the Assad security institutions, which are the main actors behind terrorizing the Syrian civilians with their barrel bombs and torture chambers.
Activists on the ground said eight police officers were killed in the blast and at least 20 wounded after a vehicle was detonated in a parking lot in the police officers’ club.
The interior ministry said in a statement that security forces prevented the suicide bomber from entering the heavily patrolled complex and that the blast took place at its gates.
The last major blast in the Syrian capital took place on January 31 in a district of Damascus where Syria’s holiest Shi’ite shrine is located. The blast which killed over 70 people, including at least 25 Shi’ite fighters, was claimed by Islamic State militants. The Assad regime is going to be the target of suicide attacks as long as this brutal regime rules Syria.
Reuters contributed to this article.