BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Three explosions occurred near a bus station in the city of Jabla in Syria’s Latakia province, leaving several civilians dead or injured, a bus station employee said Monday.
#Syria city of Jableh in #Latakia targeted by militant rockets this morning. pic.twitter.com/ZoGfVVc3wt— Aldin Abazović (@Ald_Aba) 23 мая 2016 г.
“Three consecutive explosions happened next to the bus station in the city of Jabla. There are dead and injured. Suicide bombers most likely detonated themselves,” the employee told RIA Novosti by telephone.
Some reports suggest the city was shelled.
The fourth blast hit an emergency department in Jabla when a suicide bomber detonated himself, local self-defense forces told RIA Novosti.
"The fourth explosion took place in the Jabla hospital. Seemingly, a suicide bomber detonated himself after entering the hospital pretending to be helping the people wounded in the previous blasts."
Over 70 people were killed.
Explosions in Tartus
Soon after the Jabla attack, several blasts occurred at a bus terminal in the coastal city of Tartus.
Images released by the NDF of the bombing in Tartus #Syria pic.twitter.com/SX2Rzr83Tu— Michael Horowitz (@michaelh992) 23 мая 2016 г.
"Two or three blasts occurred at the new Tartus bus terminal. One of them took place close to a state gas station. The police and army have cordoned off the area. People are helping doctors to evacuate the wounded and the dead", a witness told RIA Novosti.
#Breaking: Explosions hit regime-held coastal cities of Jableh and Tartus in #Syria pic.twitter.com/Q3qewt45zk— AssetSource (@AssetSourceApp) 23 мая 2016 г.
Series of explosions struck #Assad core loyalist coastal areas reportedly 4 in Jablah and 3 in Tartus. pic.twitter.com/dQDJCxce6Y— Stork (@NorthernStork) 23 мая 2016 г.
#Syria Reports Say Four Explosions Hit #Jableh #Jebleh #Jabala #Jablah #Gabala While 3 hit #Tartus #Tartous pic.twitter.com/8NxjHvPGGg— Ivan Sidorenko (@IvanSidorenko1) 23 мая 2016 г.
4 explosions hit #Tartus city, in bus station, near Gas station, and near Al-Basel hospital.— iad tawil (@iadtawil) 23 мая 2016 г.
First explosion was the biggest, followed by 3
At least 30 people were killed in the triple terrorist attack.
Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups including Daesh.
#Syria #Tartus #Tartous #طرطوس Photos from a Location of Terrorist explosions/bombings this morning. pic.twitter.com/9USqelMUQG— Ivan Sidorenko (@IvanSidorenko1) 23 мая 2016 г.
“According to our figures, as a result of seven explosions more than 100 people died. Many of the seriously injured are hospitalized in Jabla and Tartus,” the police told RIA Novosti.