DAMASCUS, March 15 (Xinhua) -- At least 30 people were killed and 45 others wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his bomb vest inside the Justice Palace, or the Courthouse, in Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday, state TV reported.
The bomber was among the people who were waiting for checking to enter the building at noon time on Wednesday.
He was in camouflaged uniform, holding a rifle and a hand grenade, said the report, adding that once he handed over his weapons to the checkpoint police, he was asked for further inspection, he thronged the checkpoint and entered the main hall of the Justice Palace, detonating a bomb vest he was wearing.
The report said the bombing was happened at the time of rush hour in the courthouse, causing the largest possible deaths.
The blast is the latest in a series of bombings that have sparked recently, following a long time of lull.
On Saturday, the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front carried a suicide bombing in Damascus, killing 74 people, including Iraqi Shiite visitors, who were in Damascus on a pilgrim visit.