State media: Attack on bus in southern Syria kills 28

Associated Press

Damascus, Syria – Syria’s official news agency reported Wednesday that an attack on a passenger bus traveling in the country’s south left 28 people dead and others wounded.

The report from state news agency SANA said the bus was traveling in the Kobajjep area in the southeastern part of Deir el-Zour province when the “terrorist attack” happened.

The bus was traveling between central Homs province and Deir el-Zour to the east. The SANA report offered no further details on the attack.

The area was once controlled by Islamic State militants, who despite losing territorial control in Syria, are still active in the desert and rural areas of eastern and southern Syria.