Several suicide bombers blew themselves up near military facilities in the Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 35 people and wounding many others, the RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing an unnamed informed source at the scene.
As a source in the Syrian security services told the news agency, six suicide bombers blew themselves up in a building of the Department of the State and Military Security in Homs. At the same time, according to another source at the scene, one terrorist attack took place near a building of the State Security Department, while another one occurred near the Department of Military Intelligence. The source in the Syrian security services told RIA Novosti that at least 35 people lost their lives in the terrorist attacks.
“The number of fatalities has reached 35 people, dozens are wounded. A total of over six suicide bombers blew themselves up near two security facilities,” the source told RIA Novosti.
Governor of the Syrian province of Homs, Talal Al-Barazi, confirmed that at least 32 people were killed and 24 others were injured in the bombing on the territory of the military facilities in the city of Homs.
“The two blasts killed 32 people and injured 24,” Al-Barrazi said.
He also noted that the attackers attempted to enter the building of the State Security Department.
“The security detail repelled the attack and prevented the militants from breaking into the buildings, but the terrorists managed to detonate their explosive devices,” Al-Barrazi told the Al-Ikhbariya TV-channel.
Reportedly, head of the Military Security Department, General Hassan Daaboul, was among victims of the terrorist attacks.
“General Hassan Daaboul, the head of the Department of Military Security for Homs province, is among the killed,” the source in the security services told the news agency.
According to the Al Mayadeen TV-channel, the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the series of terrorist attacks in the city of Homs.