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Death toll from Damascus bombings climbs to 50

BEIRUT — Syrian state TV says the death toll from three blasts in a Shiite suburb of Damascus has reached 50, with more than 200 wounded.

It says the bombings on Sunday targeted a vegetable market in the afternoon during rush hour.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a triple blast in Sayyida Zeinab, saying two IS fighters set off a car bomb before detonating their explosive belts.

Several explosions have rocked the Sayeda Zeinab district in the southern part of Syria’s capital Damascus. Media Central Military via Youtube

Several explosions have rocked the Sayeda Zeinab district in the southern part of Syria’s capital Damascus.

Enlarge Dozens were killed in the blasts. Media Central Military via Youtube

Dozens were killed in the blasts.

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Residents said the attack was less than a mile from one of Shiite Islam’s holiest shrines and did not damage it.

A triple explosion in Sayyida Zeinab killed 45 people last month.

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