Fourteen soldiers were killed when two roadside bombs exploded near a bus carrying troops during the morning rush hour in the Syrian capital of Damascus early Wednesday.
The bombings are considered the deadliest in years since government forces captured suburbs formerly held by insurgents in Syria’s decade-long conflict.
At the moment no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Damascus police commander Maj. Gen. Hussein Jumaa condemned the attack calling it a cowardly act.
Jumaa said a police force had cordoned off the area immediately and made sure there were no more bombs.
To avoid hard, Jumaa called on the public to be vigilant and inform authorities about any suspicious object they see.