Car bomb kills five in central Syrian city

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Homs, Syria: A car bomb exploded in a commercial area in the central city of Homs, killing at least  five people and wounding 30, the provincial governor said Wednesday. 

Homs Governor Talal Barrazi said the car was parked on the street in the pro-government neighbourhood of Ikrima when it exploded. 

Syrian Arab News Agency quoted Governor saying,  that it was the third time a car bomb has targeted the same street over the past year.

Most of the victims were women and children in this attack. 

The blast came a week after Syrian rebels and government forces began observing a 10-day truce in the last rebel-held area of Homs, marking another setback for opposition fighters.

Syrian Prime Minister Dr. Wael al-Halqi condemned the terrorist attack that took the lives of innocent civilians in Homs city.
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