Kurdish forces in a training camp if the countryside of Hasakah. Photo: ARA News
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Qamishli, Syria – On Sunday, a suicide attack hit the headquarters of the Asayish forces in the city of Qamishli, northeastern Syria.
The attack, according to eyewitnesses, was carried out by a suicider wearing an explosive belt, who blew himself up in the Kurdish security center.
“The attack killed a Kurdish security member and injured several others, as well as causing a huge damage in properties in the vicinity of the explosion area,” the Asayish administration in the city told ARA News.
Activists accused militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) of being behind Qamishli’s attack.
Following the attack, the Asayish forces closed all the roads leading to the explosion area in central Qamishli.
Also on Sunday, the Media Center of Asayish reported the death of one of its members, Mohammed Alwan, when an IS-linked gunman opened fire against an Asayish patrol in the town of Chel Agha (Jawadiya) in the province of Hasakah.
“The Asayish forces were searching for some IS-linked wanted men from the village of Kardim near the town of Chel Agha,” the statement added.
“The attacker was finally shot dead when our forces failed to capture him,” the source said, without providing further information about the rest of the IS-linked wanted men.
In March, at least 14 people were killed when a suicide attack hit an Asayish center in the city of Qamishli. Most of the victims were civilian employees in the Asayish center, according to eyewitnesses at the time.
Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed
Source: ARA News