Syrian Prime Minister survived a bomb attack in Damascus


wael al- halaqi assassination attemptSyrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi has survived a car bomb attack in the capital, Damascus, reports say.

The blast in Mazzeh district targeted Mr Halaqi’s convoy, state television said. There are reported to be a number of casualties.

UK-based activist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Mr Halaqi’s bodyguard had been killed, AFP news agency reported.

Syrian news agency Sana said the explosion hit near Ibn Rushed Park.