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suicide bomber strikes damascus justice building, killing 30

suicide bombers hit the main judicial building and a restaurant in damascus on wednesday, killing at least 30 people, according to state media, spreading fear across syria's capital as the country's civil war enters its seventh year.the first attacker struck inside the justice palace, located near the famous and crowded hamidiyeh market. the explosion left bodies lying amid pools of blood and shattered glass in the building's main hall, adorned with a picture of president bashar assad hanging on one of the walls.the official news agency, sana, said another suicide explosion struck a restaurant in rabweh district of damascus, leading to multiple casualties, mostly women and children. the ikhbariyeh tv channel said the attacker was being chased by security agents when he ran into a restaurant and detonated his explosives' vest there.the bombings were the latest in a spate of deadly explosions and suicide attacks targeting government-controlled areas in syria and its capital. there was no immediate claim of responsibility for either attack, but other, similar attacks in recent weeks were claimed by al-qaida's affiliate in syria.the attacks came as syrians mark the sixth anniversary of the country's bitter civil war, which has killed more than 400,000 people and displaced millions of others. the conflict began in march 2011 as a popular uprising against assad's rule but quickly descended into a full-blown civil war. the chaos allowed al-qaida and later the islamic state gr...