A double bomb attack Thursday in central Syria killed at least 10 civilians and wounded 40 others, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
State television reported that at least six people were killed and 28 seriously wounded in the suicide attack and car bombing in a square in Mukharram al-Fawqani in Homs province.
The area, controlled by President Bashar Assad’s regime, is located between the cities of Homs and Palmyra, which was recaptured by the Syrian army from extremists last month.
The blasts come just days after the ISIS group seized the nearby Shaer gas field, one of the biggest in Homs, in an attack that killed at least 16 regime troops.
The Syrian regime controls most of Homs, the country’s largest province, except for certain areas held by rebels or IS.