26th January 2016: At least 17 people have been killed and scores injured in a terrorists’ twin bomb blast in Homs, a residential area in Syria.
According to police reports, 2 explosions were heard at a few minutes’ intervals in the residential area of Al-Zahra. One explosion was in an explosives-rigged car parked in a densely populated area followed by a suicide bomber a few meters away.
Most of the victims are innocent civilians in the explosions targeted at a Syrian Security officers’ checkpoint. Significant damage on residential houses and infrastructure in the area has been witnessed.
This is the second terrorist attack in the Al-Zahra area in a two-month span as in December 2015 a similar attack happened killing 19 civilians and over 40 people injured.