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A blast that hit a police station in a southwestern neighborhood of the Syrian capital, Damascus, was reportedly carried out by a child wearing an explosive belt. There are varying accounts on the number of victims.

RT's Lizzy Phelan, reporting from Syria, says state television has aired pictures of a girl who was allegedly a suicide bomber. There are no other casualties except for a police officer who has minor injuries, Phelan said in a tweet.



The suicide bomber was an eight-year-old girl, and no one except her was killed, SANA news agency reported, citing a source at Damascus Police Command.

"Terrorists sent an eight-year-old girl with a small homemade bomb to a police station in the Midan neighbourhood," the source said.

"When she entered the building, militants activated the explosive device with a remote control, the child died at the scene, one police officer suffered light injuries."

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet.