Syria's Defense Minister Daoud Rajha was killed in a suicide bombing incident happened on Wednesday as the attackers targets the National Security headquarters in Damascus.
Assef Shawkat the brother in law of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad also killed in the incident. Among the injuiries of the bombing is the Interior Minister Mohammed as-Shaar and participants who joined the high level meeting at the headquarters. The wounded are being brought to Al-Shami hospital for immediate medical treatment.
The bombing came in the high security Rawda district in the heart of the capital as battles between regime forces and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) raged in Damascus for the fourth consecutive day.The morning attack targeted the regime's most senior security chiefs knowing that some of the meeting's participants were "badly wounded."
Rajha was once a deputy army chief and deputy head of the council of ministers.