Damascus, Syria, Jan 22, 2018 / 18:04 pm America/Denver (CNA).
An estimated nine people were killed in a bombing on Monday afternoon in Damascus. The shelling targeted the Bab Touma and al-Shaghour districts, which are historically Christian areas, and several churches were damaged as well.
At least 18 additional people in Old Damascus were injured in the bombings.
Nobody has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.
A bomb reportedly caused “severe damage” to the Maronite cathedral in Damascus. According to Archbishop Samir Nassar, the bomb also knocked out water and electricity.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">From Archbishop Samir of Damascus " Another bomb hit the Archdiocesan complex which includes the Cathedral at 14h today January 22nd . There is severe damage . We are without water and electricity. <br>3 bombs not far from here have claimed 15 victims.<br>We pray to the Lord." <a href="https://twitter.com/acn_uk?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@acn_uk</a></p>— Edmund Adamus (@EdmundPAdamus) <a href="https://twitter.com/EdmundPAdamus/status/955450206018994176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 22, 2018</a></blockquote>
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