October 11, 2017 / 5:50 PM / in 10 days

Islamic State claims attack on Damascus police centre

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack on the police headquarters in central Damascus, the second such attack this month.

Syrian Army soldiers secure the area in front of police headquarters in central Damascus, Syria in this handout picture provided by SANA on October 11, 2017. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

A statement on an Islamic State channel on the Telegram messaging service said three fighters carrying explosive belts and machine guns had attacked the police centre.

Reporting by Ali Abdelatti in Cairo; Editing by Gareth Jones

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