Syria's state media and an opposition monitoring group say a car bomb has exploded in a government-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs, killing at least eight people.

State news agency SANA says the blast also wounded 25 people while the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 35 were wounded in the explosion.

Saturday's blast came few days after hundreds of rebels and their families left Waer, the last opposition-held neighborhood of Homs, as part of a local truce that will bolster government control of the city. The Observatory said trucks carrying aid entered Waer Saturday as part of the truce.

SANA and the Observatory said the blast occurred near a hospital in the Zahra neighborhood, adding that the explosion caused significant property damage as well.