Syria blasts kill dozens in Homs

Daily Trust - - MIDDLE EAST & ASIA -

At least 37 people have been killed in ex­plo­sions in the Syr­ian city of Homs, of­fi­cials say.

The at­tacks, which in­volved at least one car bomb, also in­jured dozens.

Ear­lier, at least 14 people were killed and more than 80 wounded in a mor­tar at­tack on a tech­ni­cal in­sti­tute in cen­tral Da­m­as­cus.

The at­tacks come a day af­ter Pres­i­dent Bashar al-As­sad reg­is­tered to stand for re-elec­tion, de­fy­ing calls to step down as a way of end­ing Syria’s civil war.

There are con­flict­ing de­tails about the num­ber of deaths in the govern­ment-held, pre­dom­i­nantly Alaw­ite district of Zahra, east of the Old City in Homs.

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