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Bombs in Syrian city of Homs kill at least 17

BEIRUT - At least 17 people, including five children, were killed when two car bombs exploded near a busy roundabout in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

 

One local security source gave a much higher death toll, saying 42 people had been killed.

 

The Observatory also said 80 people were wounded in the explosions in the mainly Alawite Zahraa neighbourhood. (Reuters)