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Car bombs in central Syria kill 17

DAMASCUS - Car bombs in government-held districts of central Syria killed at least 17 people and wounded many others Thursday, state-media and a government official reported.

 

A government official in Homs province said 13 civilians were killed in a car bomb explosion at a busy roundabout in a residential district known as the Armenian quarters in the city of Homs. The official said more than 30 others were wounded in the explosion that targeted the area, mostly inhabited by residents from the Alawite and Christian minority sects. (AP)