It is believed that the attack happened in the Kafr Sousa neighborhood where the Syrian government holds several major security installments, a local police source said. Syrian TV outlets first reported the deaths while an unknown number are injured. Eye-witnesses on the scene corroborated reports of multiple deaths.
— محب للجميع (@aali4573) January 12, 2017
Its not clear what explosives were carried in the car.
Multiple individuals were "seriously wounded" among the group of victims admitted to the hospital, a source told RIA Novosti in via phone. The source added that the blast was most likely a terrorist attack.
A witness told RIA Novosti in a phone call earlier in the day that the explosion occurred near a sports complex in the Kafr Sousa district.
— وكالة يونيوز للأخبار (@UUnionNews) January 12, 2017
The bombing occured near the Al Andalus Hospital, according to reports originating in Damascus. In multiple videos of the carnage, bodies lay strewn across the street.