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32 people killed in Syria bombings 


Syrians gather at the site of two car bomb attacks in the al-Zahraa neighbourhood of the central Syrian city of Homs on December 28, 2015. According to the state media at least 14 people were killed in the attack on the neighbourhood which is predominantly Alawite, the minority sect of Syria's ruling clan. AFP PHOTO / STR

Damascus: At least 32 people were killed and 90 others were injured as twin bombings rocked Syria’s Al-Zahra’ district of Homs city, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based watchdog.

State news agency SANA, however, reported that six people were killed, citing the Homs governor who gave a preliminary toll. Al-Zahra’ is a district inhabited by adherents of the Alawite minority, an offshoot of Shia to which the ruling elite in Syria belongs.

Earlier this month, over 20 people were killed and tens of others were injured when a bombing rocked the same neighbourhood. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.