BEIRUT — A Syrian human rights group says one Western journalist has been killed and another wounded in restive Homs province.

Rami Abdul-Rahman, head of the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, cited activists for his group in Homs with direct knowledge of the death. A provincial official in Homs also said a Westerner in a "media delegation" had been killed there. He had no details and asked that his name not be published because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

The Observatory activists in Homs said the journalists were hit by grenades or rocket fire Wednesday. The victims' nationalities were not immediately known.