Eight killed in bomb blast near Syrian hospital
Published 12/12/2015 | 11:41
At least eight people have been killed in a car bomb blast in a government-held area of the Syrian city of Homs.
State news agency Sana said the blast also left 25 people injured, while the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights puts that figure higher at 35.
Sana and the Observatory said the blast occurred near a hospital in the Zahra neighbourhood, adding that the explosion caused significant property damage.
The blast came days after hundreds of rebels and their families left Waer, the last opposition-held neighbourhood of Homs, as part of a local truce that will bolster government control of the city.
The Observatory said trucks carrying aid entered Waer on Saturday as part of the truce.