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SANA handout shows people gathering around the scene of a bomb explosion in front of of al-Hijaz train station in Damascus

A bomb exploded in a central square of Damascus on Wednesday, killing eight people and wounding several others, Syria’s state news agency said.

The SANA report said the blast hit Hejaz square, in the heart of the capital, but offered no further details as to who was behind the attack.

Rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad have often planted bombs or launched mortars into the capital.

Photo: People gather around the scene of a bomb explosion in front of of al-Hijaz train station in central Damascus November 6, 2013, in this handout picture released by Syria’s national news agency SANA. The bomb killed eight people and wounded others, state media said. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

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