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People and security forces gather at the site of a car bomb attack that killed ten people in Syria’s northwestern city of Latakia, September 2, 2015 (photo by PressTV)

Lattakia/Damascus, 2 Sept. 2015 ~ 10 civilians were killed and 25 were injured in a terrorist car bomb attack which took place at the outskirts of Lattakia city on Wednesday.

A source at the province told SANA that terrorists detonated a white van loaded with large amounts of explosives that was parked in front of Imad Ali School at al-Hamam Square at the outskirts of Lattakia, claiming the lives of 10 civilians, injuring 25 others, and causing material damage to homes, cars, and private properties.

On Tuesday evening, the authorities managed to dismantle two car bombs that terrorists were trying to sneak into Lattakia city and arrested members of the terrorist group responsible for rigging the two cars with explosives.

Cabinet condemns the bombing

The Cabinet condemned the cowardly act that targeted innocent civilians at the outskirts of Lattakia city.

“These acts will only make the Syrian people, leadership and people more resolved to continue to fight terrorism,” Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi said.

Al-Halaqi hailed the Syrian Army’s efforts to eliminate terrorists and restore security to Syria.

New terrorist mortar attacks kill two university students, injure 15 people in Damascus city

Earlier, two civilians were killed and 15 others were injured by rocket shells fired by terrorist organizations on residential areas in Damascus city on Wednesday.

A Police Command source told SANA that a number of rockets fell in al-Sinaa area, two of them smashed into the building of the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, killing two students named Touni Naqqoul and Rakan Sulieman and injuring 15 other people.

A similar attack hit the Faculty yesterday, leaving a female student killed.

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The handout picture, released on August 13, 2015 by Syria’s official SANA news agency, shows the site of a rocket attack in the city of Latakia. (Photo by AFP)

R E L A T E D :
Car bomb attack kills at least ten in Syria (PressTV)

A car bombing in the northwestern Syrian port city of Latakia has claimed the lives of at least ten people and injured 25 others, local media say.

The bombing occurred in Latakia’s Hamam Square on Wednesday, Syria’s official SANA news agency reported.

Footage released by Syria’s state television showed thick black smoke rising from a car, damage to nearby vehicles and a puddle of blood.

The incident was one of the biggest bombings in Latakia since the beginning of crisis in Syria.


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