Middle East

Second bomb explodes in Syria

Sept. 7, 2012: Activists have reported clashes between troops and rebels in a southern neighbourhood of the Syrian capital, Damascus as a second bomb explosion rocked the city.

Sept. 7, 2012: Activists have reported clashes between troops and rebels in a southern neighbourhood of the Syrian capital, Damascus as a second bomb explosion rocked the city.  (AP2012)

Syria's state TV says a second bomb has exploded in Damascus, hitting near two government ministries.

The TV said Friday's car bombing in the upscale neighborhood of Mazze caused no casualties, but damaged a number of vehicles.

It says the bomb went off between the buildings of the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Justice, which are about 100 yards apart.

Friday is the weekend in Syria and institutions are usually closed.

Earlier, a bomb exploded near a mosque in the northern Damascus neighborhood of Rukneddine, killing at least five people.