Two explosions have killed at least 30 people near a cemetery in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Saturday.
The blasts occurred near the Bab al-Saghir cemetery in the Old City. The Syrian authorities classified the explosions as a terrorist attack, according to SANA news agency. Iran's Press TV said the death toll has climbed to 40. Over 100 people were wounded.
Local police told Sputnik most of the wounded persons had been hospitalized. Some messages suggested the blasts targeted a number of Shia pilgrim from Iraq. Al-Manar TV said the explosions were carried out by suicide bombers.
On Friday, militants fired a rocket at Damascus. It inflicted damage on infrastructure.
Since 2011, Syria has been engulfed in a civil war, with government forces fighting against numerous opposition and terrorist groups, including al-Nusra Front and Daesh, banned in a range of countries, including Russia.