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Syria Blames Israel For Damascus Blast


A top Syrian official says Israel is responsible for a car bomb blast in Damascus Monday that wounded three people.

Interior Minister Ghazi Kanaan said Israeli intelligence or a group affiliated with it had targeted the vehicle of a Palestinian member of the radical group Hamas. The minister said the man and a family member were unharmed because they got out of the vehicle just before the blast.

Syrian officials called the attack Monday afternoon an "act of sabotage." Police quickly removed the damaged vehicle from the scene

In September, a senior Hamas member was killed in when a bomb blew up his car, also in Damascus. Syria blamed Israel for that attack.

Some information for this story provided by AP and AFP.