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    Explosions Hit Syria's Latakia, Victims Reported

    Blast Occurs in Syria’s Latakia, 1 Person Killed, 4 Injured (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – An explosion has occurred in al-Hamam Square in the western Syrian city of Latakia, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.

    Some people have been injured in the blast, according to SANA. According to preliminary reports, the explosion of the car bomb, a Suzuki, caused the death of the driver and injured 4 other people.

    There are no further details about the incident at present.

    A video captured at the scene shows people milling around a street while the wreckage smoulders on the ground.

    Meanwhile, the Syrian TV broadcaster reported that sappers had defused another explosive device found in Latakia.

    The incident took place only two days after an explosion hit near the Syrian capital of Damascus, reportedly, without injuries.

    On 16 January, over 20 people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured as a result of a blast in the centre of the city of Manbij in Aleppo Governorate.

    READ MORE: Explosion Heard in Syrian Capital Damascus — Reports

    Later, the United States Central Command affirmed that four Americans had died as a result of the suicide attack.

    Syria has long been suffering from terrorist attacks and explosions with government forces fighting numerous opposition groups and terrorist organisations.

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