According to Press TV quoting Syria’s state-run television, the bomb, planted on a civilian bus, was detonated in the town of Hassia, some 40 kilometers south of Homs, the provincial capital, on Saturday.
It added that the bus had been transporting workers when the blast ripped through the vehicle.
The bomb attack is the latest in a string of bombings aimed at killing civilians in the war-torn Arab country. Back in March, two bombs set off in the capital Damascus on the same day, ripping through the Justice Palace in al-Hamidiyeh and a restaurant in al-Rabweh area, claiming the lives of over 30 people and wounding many more.
In late February, a car bombing near the city of al-Bab in the Northern Province of Aleppo killed nearly 70 people, mostly civilians. The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.
Saturday’s deadly explosion came just a day after US military warships stationed in the eastern Mediterranean fired some 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat Airbase near the city of Homs, marking the Pentagon’s first direct attack against Syria since the beginning of the foreign-backed conflict in 2011.
The offensive against the military facility was in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in the town of Khan Shaykhoun in Idlib Province earlier this week.
Damascus has categorically denied carrying out a chemical attack. However, anti-Damascus terrorists and Western countries rushed to blame Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the Idlib incident, without providing any evidence to support their accusations.