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Car bomb kills at least 19 in Damascus

At least 19 people were killed and another dozen wounded Sunday when a car bomber eluded police in Damascus, Syria. Police were tracking three vehicles and caught two of them, safely detonating the car bombs without casualties.

The third vehicle escaped, striking on the first normal workday after celebrations to mark the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. "The terrorist bombings killed and wounded several civilians and caused physical damage to the area," a local official told state-run media.

Damascus remains under the control of the Bashar al-Assad regime and has enjoyed relative stability and quiet in the Syrian civil war, though the Islamic State detonated a car bomb in the city earlier this year. Sunday's attack has not been claimed by any terror group so far.