The bombings rocked the 60 Street in the pro-government district of al-Zahra’, which is inhabited by people of the Alwaite minority, to whom the ruling elite in Syria belong, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Meanwhile, the state-run TV in Syria aired footage of the explosion site, showing scenes of big destruction and carnage.
The neighborhood along with other districts of Homs loyal to the government has suffered from repeated suicide bombings, as well as rocket and mortar fire from rebels entrenched in the countryside of Homs, Syria’s third largest city.
Over 30 people were killed last month in similar bombings in al-Zahra’.
The explosion comes as the international community is pushing to achieve a cessation of hostilities in Syria to be a base for a political solution to the country’s nearly five-year-old conflict.