View of the Syrian capital Damascus
View of the Syrian capital Damascus AFP/File

One person was killed in a car bomb attack on a street in central Damascus on Sunday where the police headquarters is located, Syrian state media said, according to AFP.

"A martyr fell in the terrorist attack," said the official news agency SANA, shortly after state television reported the car bombing.

Witnesses told AFP the blast was followed by heavy gunfire, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it detonated near police headquarters causing casualties.

Jihadist groups claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on the armed forces headquarters in Damascus on September 26 that the authorities said killed four guards.

A suicide bomber attack in central Damascus in July killed several top officials in Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.

Last week, the Al Arabiya network published newly-leaked documents which claim that Assad’s regime was behind a pair of car bomb attacks which killed 55 people outside a military intelligence complex in the Qazzaz area of Damascus on May 10.

Other classified documents released by Al Arabiya reveal that Assad has sought cross border cooperation with the State of Israel.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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