Double bombing in northern Syria claimed by Daesh, killed 44

Published July 27th, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Syrians gather around one of the bombed buildings in Qamishli on July 27, 2016. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
Syrians gather around one of the bombed buildings in Qamishli on July 27, 2016. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)

AFP reports that Daesh claimed two bomb blasts in the Syrian city of Qamishli on Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding close to 200.

The death toll is continuing to rise.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, one bomb went off near a Kurdish security headquarters. The Kudish administration for the majority of Hasaka province is based in Qamishli.

Syrian state TV played footage purportedly from the scene of one blast, revealing widespread damage to structures, fire and smoke, and large quantities of rubble. Other news sources have not confirmed the footage.

Qamishli is directly next to the Turkish border. One of the explosions shattered windows in Nusaybin, Turkey, and wounded two people in Turkey.

Daesh claimed the attack in statement indicating the organization was specifically targeting Kurdish forces.


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