This was reported by BBC News
, the Telegraph
and the Chicago Tribune
This bomb attack follows up a deadly bomb attack in the Syrian capital Damascus yesterday
which took place during rush hour traffic and killed at least 55 people.
According to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights it is at present not known the number of victims "that fell in the explosion."
"The blast was powerful but we do not know what was the origins of the explosion. We can confirm one death- the guard of the Baath party office."
-- Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
This attack has come only hours after the state television reported that an attempted car bombing within the al-Shaar area of the city had been foiled by security forces who killed the bomber who they claim had a 1,200kg explosive device in his car.
Activists within the city have dismissed this report, branding it "a lie" and continue to assert that the Syrian state is orchestrating such terrorist attacks to discredit the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.