DAMASCUS - A car bomb exploded early Thursday in a suburb of Damascus that houses a popular Shiite shrine, wounding two people, Syrian state media and monitors reported.
The blast in the Sayyida Zeinab neighborhood occurred near the Sadr hospital, leaving a large crater and damaging vehicles.
State news agency SANA said the booby-trapped vehicle was parked in a garage. It gave an initial toll of two people wounded.
Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, confirmed the blast but said he had no immediate reports of casualties.
"We still are not sure of the target," Abdel Rahman told AFP.
State television showed images of the damage caused by the blast.
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