Eighteen civilians, 10 of them children, were killed and more than 56 others were injured, some critically, in two terrorist bombings that hit an area near a school compound in the Ikrama neighborhood in Homs city on Wednesday.
A source in the central province said that terrorists detonated a car bomb in front of the New Ikrama School, and only a few minutes later a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of Ikrama al-Makhzoumi School. The attacks took place at the time when students were leaving school to inflict maximum casualties.
The source pointed out that the car bomb was made up of three gas cylinders, each packed with 7kg of C4 explosives, and concealed in a Mazda.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer