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Multiple bomb blasts in different Syrian cities

  • Map locates blasts at various Syrian cities; 1c x 2 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 63 mm;

    Map locates blasts at various Syrian cities; 1c x 2 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 63 mm;  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian security forces, emergency services and residents look at the remains of burned vehicles at the site of a bombing in Tartus, Syria, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. Syrian state media reported that multiple bomb blasts have struck government and military targets around the country. (SANA via AP)

    In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian security forces, emergency services and residents look at the remains of burned vehicles at the site of a bombing in Tartus, Syria, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. Syrian state media reported that multiple bomb blasts have struck government and military targets around the country. (SANA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fixes spelling of Tartus; map locates blasts at various Syrian cities; 1c x 2 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 63 mm;

    Fixes spelling of Tartus; map locates blasts at various Syrian cities; 1c x 2 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 63 mm;  (The Associated Press)

Syrian state media is reporting that multiple bomb blasts have struck government and military targets around the country.

State television Monday morning reported blasts in the coastal city of Tartus, the central city of Homs, the suburbs of the capital Damascus, and the northeastern city of Hassakeh.

Casualty reports were still coming in. The governor of Homs province says a car bomb struck a military checkpoint in the provincial capital, Homs, killing two soldiers and injuring four others, one critically.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group also reports a blast in the northeastern city of Qamishli as well.