Suicide Bomb Attack in Syria

CCTV Footage of Suicide Bomb Attack as it happened in Damascus, Syria. A suicide bomb attack in Midan, in central Damascus, has killed 26 people and injured 63, the interior ministry said. It said most of the victims were civilians and 15 bodies could not be identified because they were "torn to pieces in the blast". The ministry blamed al-Qaida for the attack and said it would "strike back with an iron fist". It described the bombing as part of an escalation in terrorist attacks that have been afflicting the country since the start of the uprising against the Assad regime. The opposition Free Syrian Army denied responsibility for the attack and it, along with the opposition Syrian National Council pointed the finger of blame at the regime. Read more at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2012/jan/06/syria-protests-as-arab-league-mission-continues