Blast hits military site near Syrian coastal city
Syrian television said that six people were injured in an 'accidental explosion' (YouTube)
A loud explosion has hit a military site in the Syrian port city of Latakia, according to State and opposition media, Aljazeera reported.
Explosion in the Mediterranean town, a government stronghold, have been rare throughout the Syrian conflict.
State television said that six people were wounded by a blast was caused by a technical fault at a weapons store at a military engineering base.
The opposition-aligned Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that 13 soldiers were wounded in the explosion which has left several critically wounded. The watchdog said the origins of the blast remain unclear.
Support for Bashar al-Assad in the coastal region, where the majority of the Assad's Alawi sect resides, has remained strong throughout the uprising.