DAMASCUS: The Syrian government says that the death toll from a triple explosion in a suburb of the capital of Damascus has risen to 45.
A website linked to the Islamic State group said Sunday’s explosions were carried out by IS supporters.
The blasts came as a U.N. envoy attempted to launch indirect peace talks between delegations sent to Geneva by the Syrian government and the opposition.
The state news agency SANA quoted a Syrian Interior Ministry official as saying at least 45 people were killed when three explosions went off Sunday in the Sayyda Zeinab area south of the capital, Damascus.
SANA said the attackers detonated a car bomb at a bus station, followed by two blasts set off by suicide bombers as rescuers rushed to the scene of the first explosion.