Homs blast
[Representational Image] Dozens were killed in double suicide car bombings in Homs city of Syria Sunday, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Picture: People inspect the site of a double bomb attack in the government-controlled city of Homs, Syria, in this handout picture provided by SANA on Jan. 26, 2016.Reuters

At least 46 people were reportedly killed in suicide car bombings in al-Zahraa neighbourhood in Homs city of Syria Sunday, Agence-France Presse reports. Most of the deceased are civilians.

As many as 100 others are suspected to have been injured when two car bombs exploded in the city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights quoted its sources as saying.

The toll is expected to rise as several injured people have sustained severe injuries, according to reports. 

Firefighters rushed to the spot for rescue operation. The twin blasts rocked the neighbourhood, damaging shops, cars and minibuses.

Last month, at least 22 people were killed in another double suicide bombing in the al-Zahraa neighbourhood. The Islamic State group had claimed responsibility for that attack.