The Latest: 4 blasts hit Shiite suburb of Syrian capital

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The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local):

5 p.m.

Syrian state TV says four explosions went off in a predominantly Shiite suburb of the capital Damascus.

The TV had no immediate details but the pro-government Ad-Dunya TV station says the blasts on Sunday in Sayyida Zeinab killed and wounded a "large number" of people.

The Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen TV says the blasts occurred near a Shiite hospital in the suburb just south of Damascus. Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV reports two blasts near al-Sadr hospital, saying they inflicted casualties.

Sayyida Zeinab is home to one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines.

The blasts came hours after two explosions in the central city of Homs killed and wounded scores of people.

A triple explosion in Sayyida Zeinab killed 45 people last month.


10:25 a.m.

Syrian state TV says two blasts in the central city of Homs have killed 14 people and wounded 29.

The TV report said Sunday's blasts struck in the pro-government neighborhood of Zahraa — a frequent target for similar explosions.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the first blast was caused by a vehicle rigged with explosives. It said it was not immediately clear if the second was caused by a car bomb or a suicide attacker wearing an explosive belt.

Homs, once dubbed the capital of the Syrian revolution, has been hit with a wave of explosions in recent months, killing and wounding scores of people.