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Syrian security defuse chemical laden car bomb in city of Homs

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7Dnews London

Tue, 07 May 2019 22:02 GMT

Syrian authorities defused a car bomb planted in the heart of a main residential area in the city of Homs that had quantities of highly explosive chemicals, Syrian state television said on Wednesday, May 7th , reported Reuters.

It said the car laden with C4 chemicals had been planted in the Zahra district of the city. The news flash gave no further details. The district has a mainly Alawite population and in the past has been targeted by Sunni insurgents seeking to bring down the family rule of President Bashar al-Assad, who himself is from the country's minority Alawite sect.

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