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Bus explosion rocks central Homs, leaving over 9 casualties

Bus explosion rocks central Homs, leaving over 9 casualties
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Homs (Syria News) The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, on Tuesday, that more than 9 persons were either killed or wounded in a violent bomb blast that hit central Homs City.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights revealed that the blast took place in a small bus near the Akramah Street in the outskirts of al-Nuzha neighborhood, in central Homs, killing at least 9 persons and wounding many others, as well as causing severe material damage in the area of the explosion.

The blast rocked an area which is mostly inhabited by members of the Alawite minority to which President Bashar al-Assad belongs.

Later in the evening, the number of deaths increased to 9, including 7 women, while the death toll is expected to increase due to the severity of injuries.

Meanwhile, informed sources explained that the deaths increased as the area residents feared of another explosions and avoided the blast area. The city of Homs and several other Syrian areas witnessed similar incidents, where successive explosions were carried out which resulted in the death and the injury of dozens of people.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. The blast caused the surrounding buildings’ windows to blow in, while the debris from the blast was scattered in the street.

Akramah were suffered several similar attacks in the past, where a similar attack killed nearly 50 schoolchildren in October 2014.

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