Kurdish Asayish security forces evacuate civilians from the location of the bombing in Qamishli on Sunday. Photo: ARA News
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QAMISHLI – An explosion hit the Kurdish city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria on Monday, causing casualties among civilians.
An explosive device was detonated in front of the Kindi Park in the crowded Quwatli street in central Qamishli, causing the injury of at least seven people.
Local sources confirmed that the injured were transferred to Qamishli’s national hospital subsequent to the attack, while the Kurdish Asayish security forces evacuated the location of the bombing and surrounded the area.
The Asayish leadership said in a statement that the blast took place when an explosive device left by terrorists was detonated “in a bid to kill innocent civilians and terrorize the people”.
Kurdish activists accused the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) of being behind the attack.
ISIS has been engaged in clashes with Kurdish YPG troops in the countryside of Qamishli in the last few months, before the Kurdish fighters were able to expel the militants from the southern suburb of Qamishli with support from the western coalition’s air forces. Since then, ISIS has been accused of conducting a series of suicide attacks and car bombings in Qamishli and its countryside.
Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh
Source: ARA News