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Bomb blast kills 8 in Syria’s Homs

At least eight civilians have been killed and eight others injured in a bomb attack in the Syrian city of Homs.

The state-run Ikhbariya TV said there had been “a terrorist explosion with a bomb inside a passenger bus in the Akrama neighborhood” on Tuesday.

“Security agencies are constantly chasing sleeper cells,” Homs’ police chief told the TV channel.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far, but such terrorist attacks are usually carried out by the Takfiri militant groups active in the area.

Syrian army troops and allied fighters have been fighting against different foreign-backed terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the Arab country since 2011. The Syrian forces have made sweeping gains against Takfiri elements over the past few months.

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