16 killed in Syria blast

Damascus, Jan 9: At least 16 people were killed Thursday and tens of others injured when a bomb exploded in Syria’s province of Hama, media reported.

The blast targeted the town of Kafat in Hama, Xinhua cited the state-run SANA news agency as saying, adding that women and children were among those killed in the blast.

The bomb exploded near a school in the town and the injured people have been transferred to the city hospitals.

The blast also caused huge property losses, SANA added.

IANS