Suicide bombings kill 16 in northern Syria

Three suicide bombings kill 16 people close to Turkish border in northern Syria

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

A wounded man receives first aid on December 30, 2015 in Qamishli, after three separate explosions

Three suicide bombings took place in the northern Syrian city of Qamishli on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding 30 others.

"Three explosions, one by a suicide bomber inside a restaurant, hit... Qamishli city in Hasakah province," director of the Syrian Observatory of Human RIghts Rami Abdel Rahman told Agence France Presse.

The city is located near the Turkish border and controlled mainly by the PYD, which considered to be the Syrian wing of the PKK terrorist organisation by Turkey.

DAESH, which has carried out similar attacks in the regions controlled by the PYD, claimed responsibility for the bombings.

DAESH and the YPG, the armed wing of the PYD, have been fighting each other in northern Syria for more than a year.

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