Syria car bomb attack kills six in Homs
Victims of the attack included women and children (File/AFP)
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At least six Syrian people have lost their lives and nine others injured in a car bomb attack in the western city of Homs.
A Syrian television report said the victims of the attack in the restive city of Homs included women and children.
The blast targeted an Alawite neighborhood in the Akrameh district. The residents of the district are reportedly the supporters of the Syrian government.
This is the second such attack in the city in the past week
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, however, said that four people were killed in the attack.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, but similar bombings in Homs were carried out by foreign-backed Takfiri militants fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
On June 12, seven Syrian people were killed and 55 others injured after a car bomb detonated in the Wadi Dahab district of the city.
Homs has been cleared of militants by the Syrian army, but car bomb explosions recurrently take place in the city.
On May 12, a final group of foreign-sponsored Takfiris left the city as part of a deal reached between the Damascus government and the militants on May 4.
The safe exit of militants from Homs was part of the agreement that was brokered by Iran, Russia and the United Nations.
The deal also brought almost all major districts of the city under the control of government forces. The agreement came as part of government efforts to facilitate access to the people trapped in conflict zones.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011. Over 160,000 people have reportedly been killed and millions displaced due to the violence fueled by the foreign-backed militants.
According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey -- are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.