Terrorist attack hit Syria’s Qamishli, Kurds blame ISIS

Attack's location in Kornish neighborhood, Qamishli, Syria. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – On Monday, two bombs hit the Kurdish city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria, killing at least two civilians and injuring seven others, local sources reported. 

The first blast hit the al-Kornish neighborhood, while the second took place at a local market in Jumayeh neighborhood east Qamishli.

Speaking to ARA News, Shiyar Osman, an eyewitness from al-Kornish district, said that a car bomb attack hit the Kornish neighborhood on Monday.

“There are several casualties. We’re not sure yet who is behind this terrorist attack,” he said. 

Meanwhile, a motorcycle driven by a suicide bomber exploded in the crowded market of Jumayeh in eastern Qamishli.  

A Kurdish security member of Asayish said they surrounded both targeted locations and evacuated some seven injured and at least two dead bodies. 

“Recently, we discovered a number of car bombs at the entrances of the city and near security checkpoints. Such terrorist operations are most likely planned by Daesh (ISIS),” a Kurdish security member told ARA News. 

Over the past three years, Qamishli city saw dozens of such bombings, most of which were conducted by IS radical group against headquarters of Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and checkpoints of the Asayish security.

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh, Aynur Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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