Syria won’t hesitate in dealing with ‘terrorists’

Two explosions struck the heart of Damascus on Saturday, killing at least 27 people in an attack on security installations.

Updated: Mar 18, 2012, 12:13 PM IST

Damascus: Syria`s Interior Ministry has warned that it would not hesitate in dealing "decisively" with anyone, who compromises the security and stability of the country.

The ministry stressed its resolution to bring perpetrators to book, referring to the twin bombings that hit two security departments that killed 27 people and wounded 140 others.

The first blast went off at 7:20 am local time at al-Jamarek and the second blast went off a few minutes later at al-Tahrir square, causing huge damage to residential buildings and cars parked at the two sites, Xinhua reports.

The specialised authorities have gathered evidences and sent them to special laboratories to identify the "terrorist perpetrators" and the kind of explosives used in both bombings, it added.

The ministry stressed that "those terrorist acts" form the part of the campaign targeting the Syrian people’s security and stability, adding that the terrorist bombings occurred in the wake of regional and international powers calling for sending in arms to Syria.

It also called on the citizens to continue cooperation with the competent authorities and report any suspicious moves.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far but suicide bombings held the hallmark of al Qaeda.

ANI