Homs, SANA – A terrorist car bomb attack took place in central Homs city on Saturday, leaving a number of civilians dead.
Governor of Homs Talal al-Barazi told SANA that 16 people were killed and 54 others were injured, some being in critical condition.
Earlier, a source at Homs Governorate said the bombing, which targeted the crowded al-Zahraa neighborhood, was carried out with a car packed with 150 kg of explosives that had been parked by the terrorists in a bystreet near a charity association and al-Ahli Hospital.
Few minutes after the bombing occurred, a gas cylinder exploded inside a nearby shop, injuring a number of personnel of the Internal Security and Civil Defense forces who rushed to the site of the bombing for help.
The source pointed out that the terrorist bombing caused massive damage to a number of houses and cars and the electricity, telephone and water infrastructure.