Syria: Dozens Killed, More Than 170 Wounded In Damascus Bomb Blasts (VIDEO)

05/10/2012 02:37 am ET | Updated Jul 10, 2012

BEIRUT, May 10 (Reuters) - Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two "terrorist explosions" which struck a southern district of the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, state television said.

Television footage showed dozens of mangled, burnt and smouldering vehicles, some containing incinerated human remains. A large crater could be seen in the road and at least one lorry had been overturned.

Damascus residents said the two explosions, which happened almost simultaneously shortly before 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), struck a district of Damascus which houses a military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on 14 months of protests. (Reporting by Dominic Evans; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)