ISIS claims terror attack on Kurdish city north Syria


A smoke pillar rising from the Wista neighborhood in central Qamishli that was hit by an ISIS-led terror attack on Sunday. Photo: ARA News

ARA News 

QAMISHLI – At least three people were killed and a number of others wounded in a bomb attack claimed by the extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria’s northeastern Kurdish city of Qamishli, local sources reported on Friday.

The attack took place on Friday evening in the mostly Christian neighborhood of Wista in central Qamishli.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack that was carried out with a motorcycle bomb.

“The blast hit the Bab al-Hara restaurant in the Miami Street of Wista neighborhood, killing three civilians and wounding nine others,” a member of the Kurdish security force of Asayish told ARA News in Qamishli. “Some of the wounded suffer serious injuries.” 

This comes just one month after ISIS jihadis carried out deadly attacks in Qamishli, killing and wounding dozens of people. 

On December 30, three separate bombs hit Qamishli city, causing the death of at least 16 civilians and the injury of more than 45 others. 

Speaking to ARA News in Qamishli, Asayish officer Eytan Ferhad commented on the incident saying: “We won’t allow ISIS terrorists to destabilize our city. We will do everything we can to maintain the civil peace and security in Qamishli and other areas in this region.”

reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh 

Source: ARA News 

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