The rubble of destroyed buildings in seen in Tel Temir after three car bomb attacks hit the town on Thursday. Photo: ARA News
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TEL TEMIR – Three car bomb attacks hit Kurdish security checkpoints in the town of Tel Temir in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah, local sources reported on Thursday.
One of the explosions hit a checkpoint for the Kurdish forces of the People’ Protection Units (YPG) at the southern entrance of Tel Temir. The other two car bomb attacks took place near checkpoints of the Kurdish Asayish security units downtown.
Dozens of casualties were reported among the Kurdish forces and civilians.
“Tel Temir is in a state of alert subsequent to the deadly terror attacks that killed and injured dozens of people,” local civil rights activist Fakhri Hussein told ARA News.
“Amid the large numbers of casualties, ambulances and private cars started transferring some of the injured to Hasakah city for treatment.”
In the meantime, the Kurdish forces blamed the radical group of the Islaimc State (ISIS) for Thursday’s attacks. However, the group has not claimed responsibility for the car bomb attacks yet.
Eyewitnesses said that rescue teams have pulled dozens of victims from the rabble subsequent to the explosions. It was not immediately clear how many people have died in the terror attacks.
Reporting by: Heysem Heci
Source: ARA News