At least 10 people were killed and 13 severely injured after twin explosions near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Saturday, reported the Associated Press. The blasts took place in Sayyida Zeinab suburb, which is home to a Shiite shrine by the same name.
The first blast was carried out by a suicide attacker wearing a belt of explosives near the entrance of Ziabiyeh district. The second explosion was the result of a car bomb in al-Teen street.
The shrine to Sayyida Zeinab, the daughter of the first Shiite imam, Ali, and granddaughter of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, is visited by scores of Shiite pilgrims every year.
No outfit has claimed responsibility for the attacks yet.
Sayyida Zeinab has been a soft target of suicide and car bombings in Syria. Some of them have been claimed by the Islamic State group.
On April 25, eight people died when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive-packed vehicle at a military checkpoint in the suburb. In February, a series of blasts killed at least 83 people and wounded more than 150.