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Posted: June 13, 2014 at 4:56 a.m.

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens gather at a scene where a car bomb exploded in a pro-government neighborhood in central Homs, Syria, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Thursday's blast occurred in the Wadi Dahab district and killed several people, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The activist group said five of the dead were civilians, but it was not clear whether the other two were civilians or pro-government gunmen.

Car bomb fatal to 7 in Syrian-held Homs BEIRUT -- A car bomb exploded Thursday in a pro-government neighborhood in the central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least seven people, state media and activists said.

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