Syrian pro-government forces and residents gather at the site of suicide bombings. Photo: AFP Syrian pro-government forces and residents gather at the site of suicide bombings. Photo: AFP
Syrian pro-government forces and residents gather at the site of suicide bombings. Photo: AFP

Islamic State suicide bombers kill at least 60 after targeting prominent Shiite shrine in Damascus

The heavily populated area in the south of the city is a site of pilgrimage for Shiites from Iran, Lebanon and other parts of the Muslim world.

Syrian pro-government forces and residents gather at the site of suicide bombings. Photo: AFP Syrian pro-government forces and residents gather at the site of suicide bombings. Photo: AFP
Syrian pro-government forces and residents gather at the site of suicide bombings. Photo: AFP
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