Islamic State claims attack on Damascus police station
In a statement distributed on an Islamic State channel via the Telegram messaging service on Tuesday, the jihadist group said two of the fighters fired shots in the station before blowing themselves up.
The third blew himself up later as “reinforcements” arrived.
Pro-Damascus newspaper al-Watan said 17 people were killed in the attack in the al-Midan neighbourhood of Damascus, the first of its kind in the capital since July.
The Syrian government has not issued a casualty toll. (Agencies)