Damascus: At least one policeman was killed after a car bomb rocked police headquarters in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, prompting fears that the al-Qaeda affiliates have gained ground in Syria ultimately increasing their power.
Although there was no immediate claim from any group but the attack bore the hallmarks of al-Qaeda. A new group Known as ‘Al-Nusra Front’, which has ties with al-Qaeda affiliates in Iraq, has claimed more than 80 percent suicide attacks during the last one year. The September 26 attack on militarywas also calimed by the militant group.
Syrian State news agency SANA said that a bomb exploded in a vehicle in the car park of the police headquarters on Khaled bin al-Walid Avenue in central Damascus, killing a policeman and damaging the building.
Witnesses also said that blast was followed by heavy gunfire, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported casualties without giving a breakdown for the latest in a string of bombings of high-level security targets in Damascus.