DAMASCUS, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- A big blast was heard before the crack of dawn Sunday at an upscale district of the capital, in what appeared to be a booby-trapped car explosion, witnesses and media reports said.
The blast at al-Mazzeh was believed to have been caused by a booby-trapped car that went off near a high-end restaurant, reports said, adding that no human causalities were reported.
The street at which the blast happened is also close to a number of foreign embassies located in that area, including the Iranian one, and also some headquarters and houses of Syrian officials.
Still, the target of the blast could not be determined immediately due to its strange timing.
Locals in the area posted online images of the blast site, showing a ravaged building and piles of debris.