#AceWorldNews – SYRIA (Douma) – June 28 – At least two people have been killed in a car bomb blast in a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital, as residents went shopping a day before the start of the holy month of Ramadan, activists said.
The blast on Saturday in a market in Douma wounded several others, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and videos released by activists in the area.
The activists said the market was crowded as many people went shopping a day before Ramadan, when observant Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and feast in the evenings.
Other footage uploaded to the internet showed the flaming wreckage of an overturned vehicle in front of the blackened pillars of a nearby building.
Abu Yazan, an activist in the nearby suburb of Saqba, told the AP news agency via Skype that hospitals were full of wounded people.
Other videos posted on-line showed the bloodied and burnt bodies of two dead boys. Other people, including children, were seen receiving treatment. Several other wounded people lay sprawled out on bloodstained white tiles.
Douma, one of the most populous suburbs of Damascus, has been under rebel control for more than two years.