(CNN)Twenty-five people were killed when two explosions struck the Syrian city of Homs on Sunday, Syrian state-run media and a monitoring group report.

Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi told Syria’s SANA news agency that two cars packed with explosives were detonated near a bus stop in central Homs. He said 39 people were wounded in the blasts.

READ ALSO  World's oldest person Susannah Jones dies

The blasts targeted students and government employees heading to work, Syrian government television station Al-Ikhbaria reported.

READ ALSO  How we shared $2.83bn forex in two months – CBN

The bombings occurred in al-Zahraa district, a regime-controlled neighborhood that is predominantly home to members of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite sect.

The neighborhood has been struck by three similar bombings in the past three months — all claimed by ISIS.

AdAre you a One Minute Man? This Nafdac Approved Solution Would Help you Last 30mins+ with no side effects