Footage broadcast on state TV showed a damaged building with debris strewn across the street. The blasts punched a hole in one of the building’s walls and blew out the windshield and windows of an SUV parked nearby.
The twin bombings were the second in recent weeks to hit Abu Rummaneh. On Aug. 15, a bomb attached to a fuel truck exploded outside the Dama Rose hotel, where U.N. observers stayed before ending their mission to Syria. That blast, which hit a military compound parking lot, wounded three people.
Late Saturday, a car bomb near a Palestinian refugee camp in a suburb of Damascus killed at least 15 people, according to the state news agency, SANA. It said Sunday the explosion in the suburb of al-Sbeineh also wounded several people and caused heavy damage to buildings in the area.
The agency blamed the blast on an “armed terrorist group,” the term the regime uses to describe the rebel Free Syrian Army seeking to topple Mr. Assad.
When Syria’s unrest began, the country’s half-million Palestinians at first struggled to remain on the sidelines. But in the past months, young Palestinian refugees — enraged by mounting violence and moved by Arab Spring calls for greater freedoms — have been taking to the streets and even joining the rebels.
Associated Press writer Albert Aji in Damascus contributed to this report.