The Syrian government announced on Thursday night that 6 people were martyred and 23 others were injured in the terrorist explosion in Al-Sayeda Zeinab area of Damascus.

Iran PressMiddle East: Seven people have been wounded, and five people martyred so far due to the car bomb explosion, according to reports. 

The terrorist explosion happened in Hazrat Zaynab Holy Shrine, known as Sitt Zaynab, a town in the Rif Dimashq Governorate of Syria, 10 km south of Damascus and near the Al Salam Hotel.

The explosion occurred as a result of a bomb planted in a car. 

The shrine of Sayeda Zeinab - the granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) – is a site of mass pilgrimage for Shia Muslims from across the world.  

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the terrorist attack on Thursday. The terrorist Daesh group has claimed previous attacks on the site. One attack in 2017 killed at least 40 people. 219