An explosion near a police station near the Syrian capital killed one officer and injured four others on Wednesday, state media reported.
Reports, citing the interior ministry, did not provide further details on the explosion in the small town of Barzeh, just north of Damascus. Initial reports mentioned only five wounded officers.
State news agency SANA released photos of a charred car with investigators assessing the damage.
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A pro-government radio station quoted a police source as saying the car that exploded was a “private vehicle”. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion.
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The British-based opposition war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the blast was a targeted attack and that there were a total of seven officers injured, some in critical condition.
The blast comes as Syrian President Bashar Assad is making strides in re-establishing ties with the Arab world. Syria was readmitted to the Arab League on Sunday after a 12-year suspension.
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On Tuesday, the Syrian and Saudi foreign ministries announced the reopening of their diplomatic missions.