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Terrorist Bombings on Syrian Coast Kills Scores in Jableh, Tartous

Islamic State claims responsibility for string of deadly attacks targeting Alawite minority in Syrian government stronghold
Terrorist Bombings on Syrian Coast Kills Scores in Jableh, Tartous

At least 78 people were killed and scores were injured, some critically, in a series of terrorist bombings that rocked the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh on Monday morning.

A source at Lattakia Police Command said that 45 people were killed and others, mostly women and children, were injured in the attacks that hit Jableh city.

SANA correspondent in Lattakia said that twin terrorist bombings targeted the main entrance of the Jableh bus station while another explosion occurred near the local electricity directorate on the outskirts of the residential Amara neighborhood.

A fourth bombing was detonated by a suicide bomber at the entrance of the emergency department at Jableh National Hospital.

In Tartous, SANA’s reporter said that three terrorist bombings rocked the province Monday morning leaving more than 33 people dead and 47 others injured.

The reporter added that a car bomb exploded at the main bus station gate, while a suicide bomber blew himself up inside the station.

According to the reporter, another terrorist blew himself up in the residential suburb located in front of the bus station to the west of the city.

The bombings resulted in huge material damage.

Hundreds of Lattakia residents and students from Tishreen University rushed to the blood transfusion center to donate blood for the victims of the terrorist bombings that took place in Jableh.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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