16 dead, 30 wounded in three blasts in northeast Syria

December 31, 2015 | By | Reply More

Dec 31, – At least 16 people were killed and 30 wounded by explosions in three restaurants in the northeast of Syria on Wednesday, a monitoring group said, in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.

hromedia 16 dead, 30 wounded in three blasts in northeast Syria arab uprising3At least one of the blasts in the city of Qamishli was caused by a suicide bomber, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told the press.

An AFP correspondent in the city said the suicide attack took place in a restaurant in a Christian neighbourhood.

“Three explosions, one by a suicide bomber inside a restaurant, hit… Qamishli city in Hasakeh province,” the Observatory’s director Rami Abdel Rahman told the press.

News agency Amaq, which supports Islamic State jihadists, said the group had claimed responsibility for the attacks on the city, which lies near the border with Turkey and close to Iraq.

“Dozens of dead and wounded in the bombings by the fighters of the Islamic State in different parts of Qamishli city,” it said.

Qamishli is under the shared control of the Syrian regime and Kurdish authorities, who have declared zones of “autonomous administration” across parts of north and northeast Syria.

Syrian troops and seasoned Kurdish fighters have coordinated on security in Hasakeh province where IS jihadists have tried to advance.

According to the Observatory, all three of the restaurant explosions happened in a zone controlled by regime forces.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat reports.

 

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