Double bombs hit Syrian government-controlled Homs

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

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

The hardline militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had killed at least 30 people.

Reuters/UO