Two bombs have exploded near the Syrian military's Joint Chiefs of Staff’s offices in central Damascus.

State television reported that the blasts lightly wounded four army officers and caused damage to a building and cars.

The blasts in the wealthy Abu Rummaneh district of the Syrian capital were the latest in a wave of bombings to hit Damascus in the recent months as clashes between government troops and rebels reached the city.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the bombings, which Syrian government officials said appeared to target a building under construction near the offices.

The building, which is officially known as the Guards Battalion, was empty at the time of the blast.

It serves as a base for army officers who guard the offices, which are located 200m away.