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Blast Hits Syrian City of Jabla in Latakia, Casualties Reported

© AFP 2022 / STRA Syrian red crescent ambulance arrives to evacuate wounded from the area of the Sayyida Zeinab shrine south of Syria's capital Damascus on February 21, 2016, after a series of attacks, targetted the Shiite shrine area
A Syrian red crescent ambulance arrives to evacuate wounded from the area of the Sayyida Zeinab shrine south of Syria's capital Damascus on February 21, 2016, after a series of attacks, targetted the Shiite shrine area - Sputnik International
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At least 11 people were killed and some 30 were wounded on Thursday in a terrorist attack in the city of Jabla in Syria’s Latakia province, which is controlled by the government forces, the Syrian state-run television said citing a local hospital official.

Local police said the blast took place near a stadium.

The city's residents told Sputnik that several cars and small shops caught fire. According to preliminary data, a car bomb was the cause of the explosion.

Jabla is located not far from the Hmeymin airbase used by the Russian Aerospace Forces.

No militant group has taken responsibility for the deadly attack so far.

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