Dozens dead in attacks on Syria's Sweida city, villages

Reuters | Published at 02:19pm on July 25, 2018


Damages and a body part are seen after suicide bomb attack in Sweida, Syria July 25, 2018. -- Reuters photo

Multiple attacks killed at least 38 people and wounded 37 others in Sweida and villages northeast of the Syrian city, the head of the health authority told state-run Ikhbariyah TV.

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a marketplace in the city early on Wednesday, as Islamic State militants mounted attacks on several villages to the northeast.

State media said authorities were hunting down militants in the city.