BEIRUT (AP) - Twin blasts near holy shrines frequented by Shiites in the Syrian capital of Damascus have killed at least 40 people.
Iraq's Foreign Ministry says most of the more than 40 people killed in the twin blasts in the Syrian capital Damascus were Iraqis visiting the Shiite shrines in the area.
The twin blasts Saturday hit outside Bab al-Saghir cemetery, one of the most ancient in the Syrian capital and which houses revered Shiite religious figures. The Syrian interior minister says 40 were killed and 120 were wounded. Opposition activists group say at least 46 were killed.
There's been no claim of responsibility. Islamic State militants have carried out similar attacks before against Shiite shrines in the Syrian capital and elsewhere.