Syrian MP survives assassination attempt

A Syrian MP has survived an assassination attempt, when his car was booby-trapped with an explosive device, Xinhua reported.

Sharif Shehade's car was booby-trapped with an explosive device that exploded without injuring him, according to Sham FM radio.

The blast took place in Damascus' Bramikeh district.

Shehade is known for his pro-government stance and outspoken criticism of the opposition and rebel fighters.

Around 60,000 people have died since violence broke out in March 2011 between forces of President Bashar al-Assad and rebels.

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