40 dead in double Damascus explosion
More than 40 people have been killed as two large explosions ripped through the Syrian capital Damascus, state-run TV said.
The blasts at a military intelligence building in the Qazaz neighbourhood wounded at least 170 more.
The government has blamed terrorists, although no group has yet claimed responsibility
The blasts, which ripped the facade off the intelligence building, happened at about 7.50am when employees are usually arriving at work.
Witnesses said medical workers were collecting human remains from the streets after the explosions and heavily damaged cars and pick-up trucks stood smouldering in the area.
The outer wall of the headquarters collapsed, although the structure inside appeared intact.