At least 22 people died and over 100 were injured this morning, during the double attack that has ravaged the central Syrian city Holms, controlled by Damascus. Syrian state television has announced the news.
According to a reconstruction made by the Sana news agency, first a car packed with explosives, then a suicide bomber struck al-Zahra, an Alawite majority district. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad belongs to the same religious minority.
The self-styled Islamic State (Is) has claimed the double suicide attack in a declaration spread on the Internet. In the claim, the jihadist group states that one of its men drove the car packed with explosives against a checkpoint in the Zadar district, then blew himself up, killing at least thirty people. Earlier, Syrian state television had provided a death toll, according to which there are 22 dead and over one hundred injured.