Girl,13, among dead in Syria attack

Associated Press Reporter
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Militants have ambushed buses travelling down a road in central Syria, killing nine people, including a 13-year-old girl, state media reported.

The ambush is the second this week to target buses travelling between government-controlled areas and blamed on suspected Islamic State militants.

Another attack on Wednesday killed nearly 30 people, most of them soldiers returning home for the holidays.

The militants on Sunday ambushed three buses travelling down a road in central Syria, immediately killing nine and wounding four, according to the governor of the central Hama province, Mohammed Tarek Krishani.

Krishani told local media the passengers were travelling to the central Salamiyah town from the country's west in a three-bus convoy when they were attacked.

The convoy also included oil tankers, he told pro-state TV Al-Ikhbariyah.

Syrian State TV quoted the head of the local hospital as saying that one of those killed was a 13-year-old girl.