Four Russian military personnel were killed and two injured when their vehicle was targeted with explosives in central Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
The vehicle was blown up as a vehicular column of the Syrian troops was moving from the Tiyas military airbase towards Homs, the ministry said.
"On February 16, 2017, four Russian servicemen were killed in the Syrian Arab Republic as their vehicle hit a remote controlled bomb. The Syrian troops’ vehicular column that included a vehicle with Russian military advisers was moving from the area of the Tiyas aerodrome towards the city of Homs," TASS cited the ministry as saying.
Another two Russian military advisers were wounded in the blast. Russian army doctors are now trying to save their lives, the statement added.