At least 71 dead in IS bombings in Syrian capital amid bid to start talks

At least 71 dead in IS bombings in Syrian capital amid bid to start talks
Syrians gather where three bombs exploded in Sayyda Zeinab, yesterday. Pic: AP

In Syria, at least 71 people have died in blasts near a key shrine close to the capital Damascus.

A bus station and a building housing military headquarters, were hit by the blasts.

It happened as the government and opposition groups gathered in Geneva in a bid to start talks aimed at finding a political solution to the conflict.

The EU believes that the attack, claimed by Islamic State, was aimed at disrupting the talks.

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