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AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian state television reported a "terrorist explosion" north of the government-held coastal city of Latakia on Sunday and cited reports of casualties.

The blast took place in Ras Shamra, a town about 12 km (7 miles) north of the city, state television said. It gave no further details.

(This version of the story corrects day to Sunday)

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Louise Ireland)

Reuters