'Car Bomb Blast' Near Syrian Military Complex

State media and activists report explosion in car park outside military intelligence facility in city of Deir Ezzor.

A car bomb has exploded in the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, causing an unknown number of casualties, according to state-run media and an opposition group.

The blast reportedly struck a parking lot for a military intelligence complex on Saturday.

"A car bomb has exploded in the Ghazi Ayyash neighbourhood of Deir Ezzor", Ikhbariya TV said, describing the blast as "a terrorist attack".

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based opposition group, also confirmed the explosion, saying it was followed by heavy gunfire.

It was the latest of a wave of deadly blasts that apparently targeted military buildings across the country in the past months.