By Mohammed Tawfeeq
Women and children were among at least 16 civilians killed in Syria on Thursday in a car bomb explosion outside the central Syrian city of Hama, the country's state news agency said.
Scores were also injured in the blast, which hit near a school in the town of al-Kafat, SANA reported, quoting a source at the Police Command in the province. Tens of homes and cars were heavily damaged by the explosion, a SANA reporter said.
The London-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the attack but said that at least 18 people were killed and dozens were injured.
Separately, a girl was killed in a rocket attack in Hama, according to a military source, SANA said.
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