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ISIS bombs kills 50 in Damascus

Posted: 1:02 PM, Feb 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-21 18:02:48Z

Syrian state TV says the death toll from three blasts in a Shiite suburb of Damascus has reached 50, with more than 200 wounded.

It says the bombings on Sunday targeted a vegetable market in the afternoon during rush hour.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a triple blast in Sayyida Zeinab, saying two IS fighters set off a car bomb before detonating their explosive belts.

Residents said the attack was about a kilometer (0.6 mile) from one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines and did not damage it.

A triple explosion in Sayyida Zeinab killed 45 people last month.