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Double Bomb Attack Targets Syrian City of Homs

A double bomb attack in the Syrian government-controlled city of Homs has killed 22 people and wounded more than 100, Syrian state TV reported.

The governor of Homs said the initial attack on January 26 was a car bomb that had targeted a security checkpoint. A suicide bomber then set off an explosive belt, state media reported.

Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen TV broadcast footage of the aftermath, showing extensive damage to shops and apartments around the site of the explosion.

Homs is Syria's third-largest city and was one of the first to rise against the government in 2012. Government forces have since managed to expel most militants from the city.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters