Attacks hit Syria’s 2 major cities, kill 50 people

April 29, 2014 12:06 PM

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A car bomb exploded in a pro-government neighbourhood in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday, killing at least 36 people just hours after one of the deadliest mortar attacks in the heart of the capital, Damascus, killed 14 people, officials and state media said.

A Syrian government official said the car bomb in Homs exploded in the city’s predominantly Alawite district of Zahra. Along with the 36 killed, 85 people were wounded in the blast, the official told The Associated Press by telephone from Homs.

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