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15 killed in Syrian blast

Posted on Dec 02, 10:57PM | IANS

At least 15 people died and 24 were injured in a powerful blast in the Syrian city of Homs Sunday, the state news agency SANA reported.

The explosion, which left many wounded critically, caused extensive damage to nearby apartment buildings, the report said.

Anti-government rebels have been locked in a protracted civil war with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. According to the UN, nearly 40,000 have died since the fighting began in March 2011.