Deadly Suicide Bombings Rock Syria’s Hama: State Media

A fighter from the Jund al-Aqsa Islamist Brigade, raises an Islamist flag after taking control of the northern Syrian town of Tayyibat al-Imam, northwest of Hama from Syrian government forces on August 31, 2016. / AFP / Omar haj kadour (Photo credit should read OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty

(REUTERS) – Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the Syrian government-held city of Hama on Monday, killing a number of people, Syria’s state news agency SANA reported.

The Islamic State-affiliated news agency Amaq said three suicide bombers from the group had attacked the headquarters of the police and the ruling Baath Party in Hama.

State media made no mention of a third bomber.

The first bomber blew himself up using an explosive belt in a square in the city’s al-Hader district, followed 15 minutes later by a second bomber in the same location, SANA reported, citing a police source.

It said the blasts had killed and wounded a number of people, but did not say how many.

.