A powerful explosion has been heard outside the French embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus, amid ongoing clashes between the Syrian army and the foreign-sponsored militant groups near the city, Press TV reports.
The blast took place in the al-Afif neighborhood of Damascus on Monday. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
Separately, several people sustained injuries when the militants detonated a car bomb near a police station in the Arnous Square of the Syrian capital. The bombing also damaged a number of vehicles parked in the area.
Many people, including large numbers of Syrian security forces, have been killed in the turmoil that began in Syria nearly two years ago.
On February 8, a Syrian cleric was killed in a mortar attack carried out by the militants on a mosque in the northwestern city of Aleppo.
Meanwhile, the Syrian army continues to engage militant groups across the country.
Reports said on Saturday the militants suffered heavy losses in clashes with Syrian security forces over the control of a major highway in Damascus.