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Ten killed in car bomb blast in Syria

Posted on Apr 18 2014 | IANS

Damascus, April 18 : At least ten people were killed and over 20 injured Friday when a booby-trapped car exploded in a pro-government district of Syria's Homs province, local media reported.

The explosion tore through the Ekrima neighbourhood of Homs while worshippers were leaving a mosque after performing Friday's traditional noon prayers, Xinhua reported citing media reports.

Syrian government troops recently launched an offensive against rebel-held districts in the old quarter of Homs to dislodge the rebels and secure Homs, destroying rebel positions and killing an undisclosed number of them.

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