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'Dozens dead' in Damascus bombing.

DAMASCUS (TAP) - Syrian has vowed to "strike back with an iron fist" after the reporteddeath ofdozens of peopleina blast in the capital, Damascus. Syrian state TV said at least25 people died and 46 more were wounded in Friday's attack which it blamed on a suicide bomber. The opposition described the explosionwhich apparentlytargeted the central district of al-Maidan, a hub foranti-government protests, as a government plot. Ibrahim al-Shaar, Syria's interior minister, said a suicide bomber "detonated himself with the aim of killing the largest number of people" and promised a tough response to the carnage. "We will strike back with an iron fist at anyone tempted to tamper with the security of the country or its citizens,"he said.

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Publication:Agency Tunis Afrique Press
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Date:Jan 7, 2012
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