BEIRUT Dec 16 Syrian state television said a
young girl of about nine years of age blew herself up on Friday
in a police station in the Midan neighbourhood of Damascus.
State-run Ikhbariya news channel showed blurred images of
what looked like a blackened girl's head in a blanket, and
scenes of destruction inside what it said was the police
State news agency SANA, quoting a Damascus police source,
said there was an explosion in the police station.
A witness in the area of the blast told Reuters a young girl
entered the police station and, after asking to go to the
toilet, blew herself up.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the
war, said there had been an explosion in the Midan area and
there were reports of casualties.
(Reporting by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Ralph Boulton)