DAMASCUS, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- An explosive device ripped through a district in Syria's capital Damascus overnight Wednesday, killing one person and leaving material damages, the state-TV said.
The blast rocked al-Mazzeh district near al-Huda mosque, the state-TV said, adding that the initial death toll is one in addition to property damages.
The blast is the third that rocked Syria within one day.
Earlier in the day, a car bomb tore through the Damascus suburb of Muadamieh and left undisclosed number of casualties, the state media said, adding that another explosive device went off in Saida Zainab suburb and killed six.
Also in Saida Zainab, a sprawling suburb dominated by Shiite people, a mortar shell struck a residential bloc there and left unidentified number of casualties, according to local media.
The explosions, particularly in Damascus, have become increasingly common lately. The government blames al-Qaida-linked fighters of using the bombing tactics in their fight against the Syrian administration.