Blasts hit Syrian coastal city, causing casualties: monitor, state TV

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Posted: May 23, 2016 3:21 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least two explosions hit the Syrian city of Jableh on the Mediterranean coast on Monday in what appeared to be a rare attack there, a monitoring group and state-run television channel said.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the two blasts caused a number of casualties, but did not elaborate.

Ikhbariya TV reported in a news flash that three explosions killed and wounded an unspecified number of people in Jableh, which is in Latakia province. It described the blasts as terrorist attacks.

(Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Andrew Heavens)