Suicide blasts hit Kurdish-controlled city in Syria

Kurdish female members of the Popular Protection Units gurad a check point near the northeastern city of Qamishli, Syria, Sunday, March 3, 2013. (AP)

Several suicide bomb blasts hit two restaurants in a Kurdish-controlled city in northeastern Syria on Wednesday, killing or wounding dozens of people.

Kurdish officials and a group monitoring claimed there had been two bombings, while sources on social media said there had been three.

The explosions took place in Qamishli, near the Turkish border, the Kurdish YPG militia's Redur Xelil told Reuters.

He said it had most likely been carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) which the YPG is fighting in Syria's northeast, and that dozens were believed to have been killed or wounded.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 30 people had been killed or wounded.


(With Reuters)

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47