1 dead, 50 injured as 2 bombs rip through Kurdish town in north Syria: State TV

  • Agencies, Beirut
  • Updated: Jul 27, 2016 15:03 IST
Smoke billows from buildings during an operation by Syrian government forces to retake control of the rebel-held district of Leramun on July 26, 2016. Two bombs hit the northern city of Qamishi, targeting the Kurdish administrative centre on July 27. (AFP File Photo)

Two bomb blasts hit the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring dozens, a monitoring group and state television reported.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one of the explosions hit near a security headquarters of the Kurdish administration, including a local police station and a government building, that controls most of Hasaka province, where Qamishli is located.

Dozens of people were either killed or wounded in the blasts, the group said. Syrian state TV estimated that about 50 people were hurt in the attack.

Two bombs went of in Qamishli in Syria, close to the Turkish border, in which dozens died. Nobody has yet claimed responsibility for the double attack. (AFP Photo)

The state TV also said one blast was from a car bomb, which exploded on the western edge of Qamishli, and the other from a bomb on a motorbike. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosions.

Islamic State (IS), which is fighting against the Kurdish YPG militia and its allies in Hasaka and Aleppo provinces, has targeted Qamishli and the provincial capital, Hasaka city ,in the past with bombing attacks.

The predominantly Kurdish US-backed Syria Democratic Forces have been the main force fighting the IS in northern Syria and have captured wide areas from the extremists.

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