18 military personnel were martyred, and 27 others were injured in a terrorist explosion by an explosive device attached to a military bus in Damascus countryside.
A military source told SANA in a statement on Thursday that an explosive device attached to a military bus exploded, causing the martyrdom of 18 military personnel and the injury of 27 others in the Damascus countryside.
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There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack and no comment from Syrian authorities.
It was one of a series of attacks in recent months against Syrian troops not on an active front line.
In June, a bus attack claimed by the ISIL (ISIS) armed group killed 13 soldiers in the northern province of Raqqa.
In May, a rocket attack on a military bus killed ten soldiers and wounded nine more in northwest Syria.
Security incidents around Damascus and other parts of Syria controlled by the government have been rising.
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