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Five killed in blast inside Syrian army ammunition depot - Iran state TV

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DUBAI, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Five people were killed and four injured in a blast inside a Syrian army ammunition depot alongside the Homs-Hama road in the centre of the country, Iran's state-run TV channel Al-Alam said on Wednesday.

The explosion happened during a routine maintenance operation inside the depot, it said.

Iran, a main backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has a military presence, directly and through proxy militias, across Syria including the region of Homs. The report did not indicate the nationality of the casualties.

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Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne

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