Double bomb attack kills 22 in Homs: state TV

26 Jan, 2016 12:55 pm

BEIRUT – A double bomb attack in the Syrian government-controlled city of Homs on Tuesday killed 22 people and wounded more than 100, Syrian state TV reported.

The governor of Homs said the initial attack was a car bomb that had targeted a security checkpoint. A suicide bomber then set off an explosive belt, state media reported.

The hardline militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had killed at least 30 people. -Reuters

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