Syrian state TV: Car bomb in port city of Latakia kills 10

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state TV says at least 10 people were killed and 25 were wounded by a car bomb in the port city of Latakia (lah-tah-KEE'-ah).

It was one of the biggest bombings, and the highest single death toll in Latakia since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011.

TV footage from the scene shows thick black smoke rising from a car, damage to nearby vehicles and a puddle of blood. Syrian state TV says the explosion went off in Hamam Square on the edge of Latakia.

The city is a stronghold of President Bashar Assad, whose forces are locked in a civil war with an array of rebel groups, including Islamic militants.

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