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    Islamic State claims responsibility for bombings near Damascus

    The Sayeda Zeinab suburb contains Syria's holiest Shi'ite shrine

    Baku. 11 June. REPORT.AZ/ Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for car and suicide bomb blasts that killed at least nine people and injured scores in a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday, Report informs cititng Reuters.

    The Sayeda Zeinab suburb contains Syria's holiest Shi'ite shrine and is a base for Shi'ite militant groups from Lebanon and Iraq who are on the side of President Bashar al-Assad in the country's five-year-old civil war.

    Amaq news agency said that in Saturday's attack, militants detonated an explosives-laden car in Sayeda Zeinab while two suicide bombers blew themselves up nearby. Syrian state media showed footage of wide-scale damage in a busy marketplace.

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