48 reported dead from Syria’s Twin Bombings

At least 46 people were killed and tens of others wounded on Sunday in twin bombings by booby-trapped cars in Syria's central city of Homs, a monitor group reported.

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Syrians gather at the site of a double car bomb attack in the Al-Zahraa neighbourhood of the central Syrian city of Homson February 21, 2016. (AFP photo)
Syrians gather at the site of a double car bomb attack in the Al-Zahraa neighbourhood of the central Syrian city of Homson February 21, 2016. (AFP photo)

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.

A picture taken on February 21, 2016 shows damaged cars at the site of a double car bomb attack in the Al-Zahraa neighborhood of the central Syrian city of Homs. (AFP photo)
A picture taken on February 21, 2016 shows damaged cars at the site of a double car bomb attack in the Al-Zahraa neighborhood of the central Syrian city of Homs. (AFP photo)

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’.

Syrians gather at the site of a double car bomb attack in the Al-Zahraa neighbourhood of the central Syrian city of Homson February 21, 2016. (AFP photo)
Syrians gather at the site of a double car bomb attack in the Al-Zahraa neighbourhood of the central Syrian city of Homson February 21, 2016. (AFP photo)

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.

Source: Xinhua

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