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Nusra Front claims car bombings in Syria's Homs

A picture taken with a smartphone on May 25, 2014, shows emergency teams gathering at the site of a car bomb attack in a regime-held area in Syria's central city of Homs, that left at least eight people dead and tens injured, according to the governor of Homs. AFP PHOTO/SAM SKAINE

BEIRUT:The main Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria has claimed responsibility for the two latest car bombings in a pro-government neighborhood of the central city of Homs that killed at least 10 people.

The Nusra Front made the claim in a statement posted Monday on its Twitter feed.

The bombings occurred on Sunday, weeks after rebels and pro-government forces agreed to a truce that allowed for the evacuation of opposition fighters from besieged parts of the city.

Homs activist Thaer Khalidiya says there is concern the attacks could threaten a similar agreement that is being negotiated in the nearby opposition-held area of al-Waar.

On Friday, the warring sides struck a three-day truce in al-Waar to work out a deal.

 

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