A bomb blast rocked Syrian state television headquarters in the heart of Damascus wounding several people on Monday just two days after the army said it had seized the last rebel-held area of the capital. Information Minister Omran al-Zoabi said there were no deaths in the morning bombing of the state television buildings in the heavily protected Omayyad district of Damascus.
The broadcaster said that the blast hit the third floor of its headquarters. It remained on the air despite the bombing. Monday's was not the first attack on the pro-government media in Syria. On June 27, gunmen armed with explosives attacked the offices outside Damascus of the Al-Ikhbariya satellite channel, killing three journalists and four security guards.