At least 32 people dead following bombings in Syrian city of Homs

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 90 others were wounded, with the death toll likely to rise

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File photo of Homs. Image: STR / AP/Press Association Images

At least 32 people have been killed and dozens wounded in two bomb blasts in the city of Homs in Syria.

It is understood explosions caused by car bombs and a suicide attacker hit a main square.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the attacks targeted the al-Zahraa neighborhood, and reports that at least 90 people were wounded.

The organisation adds that the death toll is likely to rise given the number of serious injuries.

The bombings mark the second major attack in the city since a ceasefire was agreed in early December.

An estimated 16 people were killed after a car bomb exploded on December 12th, with Islamic State having claimed responsibility for the attack.

Around a quarter of a million people are estimated to have died in Syria since the country's civil war began in 2011.