Twin car bomb attack in Homs kills more than 46, dozens injured

At least 46 people were killed in twin car bomb blasts that hit Syria’s Homs on Sunday in one of the deadliest such attacks in the city in five years of civil war, a monitoring group said, and state media confirmed the explosions. At least 100 others were wounded by the explosions in the city center’s Zahra district, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Footage from pro-Damascus television channels showed charred corpses buried among rubble, damage to shop fronts and debris littering a wide area. Many cars were on fire, sending out plumes of black smoke. Wounded people walked around dazed.

A general view shows the site of a two bomb blasts in the city of Homs, in this handout picture provided by SANA
A general view shows the site of a two bomb blasts in the city of Homs, in this handout picture provided by SANA

State television quoted the governor of Homs as saying at least 32 people had been killed.

A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State last month in Homs in the west of the country killed at least 24 people as government forces took back some Islamic State-held villages in Aleppo province in the north.

Sources: SANA, SOHR, Reuters

 

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