DAMASCUS, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- At least seven people were killed and seven others wounded on Thursday by a suicide bombing in the Kafarsuseh neighborhood in the capital Damascus, pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.
The bombing occurred near a government-run sport club in Kafarsuseh west of Damascus, said the report, spelling no further details on the exact target of the bombing.
Meanwhile, the state TV also reported the explosion, saying a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt near the club, stopping shot of giving a death toll.
The TV aired footage of the blast site, showing bloodstained walls, and charred car cases as a number of policemen holding their rifles and roaming the area.
The exact target of the bombing is not yet clear.
The explosion comes as the Syrian army and allied Shiite fighters are so close to capture the Barada Valley region northwest of Damascus, in a bid to secure the Ain Fijeh springs, the main water source feeding the capital.