Homs, SANA – A terrorist car bomb attack took place in al-Hadara Street in Ikrima neighborhood in Homs city on Wednesday, claiming the lives of six civilians and injuring dozens of others.
Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi told SANA that 5 civilians were killed and 35 others were injured in the attack which took place in a crowded residential area, noting that most of the victims were women and children.
Later, a source at the Homs Health Directorate said that the bodies of 5 victims and 70 injured people, most of them women and children, arrived at hospitals in Homs city, and that one of the injured civilians succumbed to his wounds.
SANA’s reporter in Homs said the bombing caused considerable damage to shops and cars in the neighborhood, in addition to damaging the electricity, telephone, and water infrastructure in the area.
Twin terrorist bombings rocked the neighborhood on October 1, 2014, targeting a school compound and leaving a trail of death in their wake. More than 45 civilians, most of them children, were killed and more than 115 others were wounded.
Premier al-Halqi condemns Homs terrorist blast
Prime Minister Dr. Wael al-Halqi condemned the terrorist attack that took the lives of innocent civilians in Homs city.
The Premier drove home a message of defiance as he affirmed that the attack will only sharpen the resolve of the Syrian people and government to eliminate terrorism.
In a press statement, al-Halqi said that this brutal act of terror had coincided with the Israeli aggression against Quneitra province, which he saw as another indication of the close collusion between the Israeli occupation and the terrorist organizations operating in Syria.
Premier al-Halqi said the bombing comes as a response by the terrorist organizations to national reconciliations in Homs province and across the country, pointing to a mounting resistance against terrorism that terrorist organizations have no support base whatsoever.
Concluding his statement, al-Halqi expressed grief for the loss of innocent lives, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
During his visit to al-Nahda and al-Amin Hospitals to check up on the wounded, Homs governor Talal al-Barazi described the attack as a criminal act and a desperate attempt to derail national reconciliations in Homs to undermine the Syrian people’s and Army’s steadfastness.