27 MAUT, 97 CEDERA ....
At least 27 people have been killed and 97 others wounded in a pair of explosions in Damascus, the Syrian health minister has said.
State television blamed "terrorists" for the Saturday morning explosions and reported that vehicles packed with explosives had been used. The blasts targeted buildings belonging to a customs office and air force intelligence.
Most of the casualties were civilians, state television said. The channel broadcast interviews with Syrians who blamed the attack on the United States and Gulf nations, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar, who they said had sent terrorists.
The attacks come two days after the one-year anniversary of the start of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.