Two blasts have been reported in the Syrian city of Homs which have left at least 46 people dead. The blast occurred at 8.15am (6.15am GMT) on 21 February. At least 100 people are believed to have suffered injuries.

Syrian state TV reported that the blast took place in the pro-government neighbourhood of Zahraa, which has been a target for similar explosions. State television has quoted the govornor of Homs as saying that at least 25 people were killed. This is believed to be one of the most deadly attacks in the city in five years of Syria's civil war.

Video footage of the destruction caused by the blasts was aired on TV, with debris and exploded cars lining the streets. The body of a charred man was seen being taken away on a stretcher, AP reported.

Homs has repeatedly been hit by explosions in recent months. The most recent attack, claimed by Islamic State (Isis) on 26 January killed at least 24 people and wounded more than 100.

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