(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.

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

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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.