BEIRUT (AP) — An activist group and a Syrian official say a roadside bomb has gone off near a school building in Damascus, wounding several people.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a government official say Tuesday's explosion took place along the highway leading to the Damascus International Airport. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
It was unclear if the highway or the school was the intended target. There have been unconfirmed reports the school had recently been turned into a military intelligence center.
Several past bombings have targeted the security establishment in Damascus. In July, a bombing killed four senior security officials, including the country's defense minister and President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law.