Kurdish fighters of the YPG observing a district in Hasakahafter ISIS withdrawal. File photo: ARA News
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TEL TEMIR – At least ten people were killed when a car bomb attack hit a Kurdish security checkpoint in the vicinity of Tel Temir town in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah, activists reported on Friday.
The car bomb exploded at a checkpoint for the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Aghbish village near Tel Temir.
“More than ten people were killed during the terrorist attack, including three civilians,” YPG member Murad Berkho told ARA News in Tel Temir.
“Seven others were wounded and subsequently transferred to the Hasakah hospital for treatment,” Berkho said.
The YPG leadership accused extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) of being behind the attack.
“After its consecutive defeats in the province, the terror group started to use car bombs in order to infiltrate into the YPG-held areas in Hasakah,” the source said.
Also on Friday, ISIS militants bombed Kurdish headquarters near Mount Abdulaziz in Hasakah countryside, a YPG spokesman told ARA News.
The group has targeted YPG centers with three car bomb attacks, followed by mortar shelling on the YPG-held villages of Jafar and Dawoodiyah. At least six Kurdish fighters were killed and more than ten others wounded during the ISIS offensive.
Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh
Source: ARA News