19 people killed, over 100 injured in twin bombings in Homs, death toll expected to rise

Homs, SANA – 19 people were killed and many others were injured in two terrorist attacks that hit al-Zahraa neighborhood in Homs city on Tuesday.

The first attack was caused by a car bomb that targeted a security checkpoint in the 60 Street, which was followed by a suicide explosive belt blast, according to Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi.

The two attacks claimed the lives of 19 people and injured over 100 others, al-Barazi confirmed in a statement to SANA, noting that the death toll might climb as some of the injured are in critical condition.

Al-Barazi pointed out that there are civilians and members of the checkpoint among the dead.

Meanwhile, SANA reporter mentioned that the two terrorist attacks caused massive material damage to the houses and infrastructure in the area.

Later, ISIS terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attacks in al-Zahraa area.

The Cabinet condemned the two terrorist attacks, as Prime Minister Wael Halaqi said they aim at raising the terrorists’ morals especially after the victories achieved by the Syrian army over the terrorist organizations on different fronts.

On December 28, two similar terrorist attacks hit al-Zahraa neighborhood and claimed the lives of 19 civilians and left 43 others with severe injuries.

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