Bombs in Syrian city of Homs kill at least 17

by Reuters
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 11:54 GMT

BEIRUT, April 29 (Reuters) - At least 17 people, including five children, were killed when two car bombs exploded near a busy roundabout in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

One local security source gave a much higher death toll, saying 42 people had been killed.

The Observatory also said 80 people were wounded in the explosions in the mainly Alawite Zahraa neighbourhood.

(Reporting by Mariam Karouny; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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