BEIRUT: A car bomb near a mosque in the Damascus provincial town of Suq Wadi Barada killed and wounded several people on Friday, said a monitoring group and state television.
Neither source gave a specific toll for the attack in the town, which is located northwest of the capital.
"A powerful blast shook the town of Suq Wadi Barada. It was caused by a car bomb near the town mosque. We have confirmed reports that several were killed and wounded," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Some of the injured were children, said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman, adding that while the town is under rebel control, loyalist troops are positioned right outside it.
State television also reported the attack, blaming it on Al-Qaeda-linked "terrorists."
"Al-Nusra Front terrorists detonated a car bomb near the Osama Bin Zeid mosque in Suq Wadi Barada in Damascus province. There are initial reports of people killed and wounded," the broadcaster said.
Car bombings have plagued several areas of Syria in recent months, killing scores of people.
Syria's 31-month conflict has killed more than 115,000 people, according to the Observatory.