A car is damaged after an explosion in the Maidan district of Damascus
A car is damaged after an explosion in the Maidan district of Damascus

A suicide bomb attack has rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens, state media has said.

A suicide bomber detonated explosives at a traffic light in the central Damascus area of Midan, a densely populated area.

Officials said the attacker targeted a police bus but most of the casualties are civilians.

Syrian television showed footage of the scene around a damaged and blood-splattered bus.

A man carrying the remains of a body could be heard shouting: "This is a criminal terrorist act."

Sana, the state news agency posted pictures of the attack on its website showing damaged cars and a dead body.

The explosion comes just two weeks after two blasts killed at least 44 people in Damascus.

The regime blamed the attack on al-Qaeda.

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