TEHRAN (Press Shia) – At least two suicide bombers detonated explosive belts in Syria's central Hama city Monday, leaving two people dead and others wounded, state media reported.

Citing a police source inside the city, state news agency SANA said the attacks hit Assi Square in the city center about 15 minutes apart.

Hama governor Ghassan Khalaf told Syrian state television that the attack killed two people and wounded 12 others.

In August 2013, a car bomb in the city killed Hama's former governor, and another blast two months later left more than 30 people dead.

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.

According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.