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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A Syrian official says two suicide attackers have targeted separate natural gas facilities in the central province of Homs, killing eight people.

The state news agency SANA also reported the attacks, saying guards opened fire at the attackers as they drove toward the plants, forcing them to detonate their payloads before reaching their targets. It said the facilities are operating as usual.

The local official in Homs told The Associated Press that the attacks killed eight people and wounded 12. He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. There was no claim of responsibility, but opposition fighters and jihadis have frequently targeted the country's oil and gas infrastructure during the nearly four-year conflict.

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