Seven killed in explosion in Syria's Homs

Seven people were killed when a truck bomb was detonated in Homs

Seven killed in explosion in Syria's Homs

World Bulletin/News Desk

At least seven people were killed when a truck bomb was detonated in Syria's western Homs province on Thursday. 

The Syrian government's official news agency SANA announced that, according to initial reports, seven people were killed and several were wounded in the Wadi al Dahab area of Homs due to a truck bomb detonation.

After the explosion, the surrounding area suffered damages also, the agency said.

Syria has been gripped by constant fighting since the regime launched a violent crackdown in response to anti-government protests in March 2011, triggering a conflict that has spiraled into civil war.

The UN has stopped updating its death toll for the country because an official count has become too difficult to verify. At least 100,000 deaths were recorded as of July 2013.

Over two and a half million Syrians are registered as refugees in neighboring Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, according to the UN.

 

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