Twin blasts go off in the Karm el-Loz neighbourhood, which, according to Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, is mostly inhabited by members of President Bashar Assad’s Alawite sect.

Syria’s state-run news agency says two car bombs have killed 25 people in the central city of Homs.

SANA says the blasts that struck a busy street also wounded 107 people.

It said the dead and wounded in Wednesday’s explosions included women and children.

SANA said one car was parked near a sweets shop, and that half an hour later another car blew up.

SANA said the wounded included its photographer in Homs, Syria’s third-largest city. It said the blasts went off in the Karm el-Loz neighbourhood.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the neighbourhood is mostly inhabited by members of President Bashar Assad’s minority Alawite sect.

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