Syria: Blast reported near the Russian embassy in Damascus

BREAKING: Huge blast near the Russian Embassy in the al-Adawi district of Damascus, Syrian state TV reports.

A car bomb detonated in the area, according to state TV. Other media outlets, however, suggest that the attack might have been carried out by a suicide bomber.

The explosion has apparently caused only material damage, no casualties have been reported so far.

Several government buildings, as well as Russia’s Embassy, are located in the vicinity of the area, where the blast occurred.