A Suicide Car Bomber pursued by Security Forces blew himself up in Eastern Damascus, with a monitor reporting 18 killed in the deadliest attack to hit the Syrian Capital in months.

Syrian State Media and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Monitoring Group said Security Forces intercepted three Car Bombers on their way into the City early in the Morning.

State Television said two of the Vehicles were blown up on the outskirts of the City.

A third managed to reach the Eastern Tahrir Square District, where he was surrounded but was able to detonate a Bomb.

The Observatory, a Britain-Based Monitor, said 18 people were killed in the Bombing, including at least seven members of Pro-Regime Security Forces and Two Civilians. It had not identified the remaining victims.

An AFP correspondent at Tahrir Square saw extensive damage to nearby buildings.