Syrian state television has broadcast footage of what it said was the aftermath of Thursday's car bomb attack at a petrol station in Damascus.
According to the Britain-based activist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ,the car bomb exploded in the capital's Masakin Barzeh neighbourhood late on Thursday, killing at least nine people,.
The group said the death toll is expected to rise because many of the wounded were in a critical condition. Syria's state news service also reported the blast but did not give a number of dead or wounded.
It said the bomb targeted cars that were lined up to get petrol and blamed the attack on "terrorists," the government's shorthand for rebels seeking to topple President Bashar Assad.
Despite gains in other parts of Syria by rebels seeking to topple him, Assad has largely kept his grip on the capital.
But Damascus has been targeted by a number of large bombings, many of which appear to target government buildings. Some have been claimed by the jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra.
Source :APTN from syria