6 killed, 60 injured in blasts in Syrian predominantly-Kurdish city

Added On July 27, 2016

 DAMASCUS, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Twin bombings rocked the predominantly-Kurdish city of Qamishli in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing six people and injuring 60 others, local media said.


One of the bombings was caused by a booby-trapped vehicle which went off near a headquarter of the Kurdish security force called Assayish in the western neighborhood of Qamishli, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The UK-based watchdog group said the target of the second blast is still unknown, adding that both bombings caused tens of wounded people and huge property losses.

Meanwhile, the state-run Syria TV said six were killed by the bombings, adding that the second blast was caused by an explosive-laden motorcycle.

Qamishli, which is largely controlled by the Kurds, has been the target of repeated bombings by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, due to the enmity and clashes between the Kurdish fighters of the U.S.-backed People' Protection Units and the IS.