People and security personnel try to remove a car from an explosion site in Damascus
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Syria explosions: First blast 'attracted crowd'

10 May 2012 Last updated at 08:41 BST

A journalist based in Damascus has told the BBC that a military intelligence building appeared to have been targeted by two deadly explosions.

Alaa Ibrahim told the BBC that people wounded in the blasts had told him the first explosion had been used to attract a crowd; the second "was the big one".