State TV: Double bomb attack kills 22 in Homs

The governor of Homs said the initial attack was a car bomb that had targeted a security checkpoint.

A handout picture made available by Syrian Arab news agency SANA shows Syrian policemen and citizens inspect the site of two terrorist bomb attacks at a security checkpoint in the residential neighbourhood of Zahra, Homs, Syria, 26 January 2016. Picture: EPA/SANA handout.

BEIRUT - A double bomb attack in the Syrian government-controlled city of Homs on Tuesday killed 22 people and wounded more than 100, Syrian state TV reported.

The governor of Homs said the initial attack was a car bomb that had targeted a security checkpoint.

A suicide bomber then set off an explosive belt, state media reported.

The hardline militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had killed at least 30 people.