DAMASCUS, March 11 (Xinhua) -- At least eight people were killed and 15 others wounded when two explosive devices went off in a big cemetery in the capital Damascus on Saturday, state TV and local Sham FM radio reported.
The two bombs exploded in the visitor's hall in the Bab al-Saghir ancient cemetery in Damascus' neighborhood of Bab al-Saghir, which was branded as an act of terrorism, the TV said.
The large cemetery contains graves of Sunni and Shiite people, as well as Shiite shrines.
The neighborhood of Bab al-Saghir, which the cemetery took its name from, is also a home to a blend of Shiite and Sunni Damascenes.
It's located near the Bab al-Saghir gate, one of the seven gates of old Damascus city.
It's not immediately known whether it was a symbolic message of sectarian hatred, or targeting certain visitors at that specific time.