Explosion hit Syria’s Qamishli, killing 10

11-03-2014

 

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria– At least three members of the Kurdish Assayish forces and seven civilians were killed on Tuesday in Qamishli after militants bombed a building in the city center. 

According to local sources, five militants bombed the building of the PYD-led tranasitional government in the city of Qamishli, northeast of Syria. The executers dropped grenades into the building, causing a huge damage and a state of terror in Qamishli. 

The bombing claimed lives of three members of the Assayish forces −security wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)− who were guarding the building when the incident took place. Seven civilians were also killed due to the explosion. Locals reported that a number of others were injured and transferred then to the nearby hospitals in the city.  

Activists accused the al-Qaeda splinter group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) of responsibility for Tuesday’s attack in Qamishli. However, the ISIL didn’t issue any statements concerning the incident. 

The Assayish forces imposed a security cordon around the explosion location, and ordered owners of surrounding commercial shops to evacuate the area.  

Media sources close to the PYD said that the Assayish forces killed two of the attackers and arrested three suspects. 

Notably, the targeted building is located in al-Wahda Street in Qamishli city center, where several PYD-led government’s buildings are located.  

 

Reporting by: Judi Aziz

Source: ARA News

 

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