A car bomb in a Damascus suburb killed 27 people attending a funeral for two Syrian government supporters Tuesday (August 28th), AFP reported.
The two government supporters were killed in a Monday bomb attack.
The bomb exploded in Jaramana, a town on the south-eastern outskirts of Damascus described by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as generally supportive of President Bashar Assad.
State media blamed opposition fighters for the bombing, which came amid an intensified bombardment by government troops of eastern districts in Damascus where members of the Free Syrian Army's organised battalions are residing.
The opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) accused the government of staging the bombing against its own supporters to divert attention from the killings of hundreds of people during last week's assault by the army against Daraya, a Damascus suburb.
"The regime wants to cover up for its massacres," SNC spokesperson George Sabra said, alluding to the discovery of more than 300 bodies in Daraya.
"It also wants to punish residents of Jaramana who are of mixed religious backgrounds for welcoming people who were displaced from nearby towns," Sabra told AFP.