A Kurdish fighter from the YPG securing a checkpoint in Kobane suburb. Photo: ARA News
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Kobane, Syria – On Monday, militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) carried out a car bomb attack in the city of Kobane in northern Syria, Kurdish military sources reported.
The suicide attack hit a checkpoint of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) on the highway to Aleppo near the so-called Martyrs Cemetery.
In the meantime, local activists told ARA News that a car loaded with remnants of bombs and shells exploded near a YPG center for vehicles’ maintenance.
At least three YPG fighters lost their lives and two others were injured during the attack.
“Such operations indicate the terrorist group’s ability to infiltrate into Kobane city and conduct terrorist attacks,” a YPG commander told ARA News. “Our forces are trying to fortify the city against such attempts by Daesh (IS) terrorists.”
This coincided with an explosion in the nearby city of Suruc on the Turkish side of the border, which left 29 people dead and some 100 others injured. Authorities suspected IS militants were behind the explosion.
Reporting by: Jiwan Saman
Source: ARA News