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Doctor: Motorcycle bomb in southern Syria city kills 3

July 3, 2019

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A local doctor says an explosion in southern Syria has killed at least three people and wounded at least one.

Syrian state TV said the Wednesday night explosion was due to a booby-trapped motorcycleand occurred in the province of Sweida.

Hassan Omar, a doctor at a local hospital in Sweida, reported at least three dead and one wounded in the explosion.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack in the government-controlled area. The province is populated mainly by Syria’s minority Druze community.

Last year, the Islamic State group launched a coordinated attack across the province, shattering the calm of a region that had been largely spared from the worst of the violence of Syria’s seven-year civil war and killed more than 200 people.

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