Suicide attack hits Kurdish security checkpoint north Syria, casualties reported

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Kurdish fighters gathered near a security checkpoint in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Hasakah, Syria – On Thursday, a car bomb attack hit a checkpoint of the Kurdish security force of Asayish at the northern entrance of the city of Hasakah, in northeastern Syria.

Speaking to ARA News, an eyewitness from the Nasira neighborhood in the city said that a car bomb (type Kia Rio, silver color) led by a suicide attacker exploded near the Faculty of Science on the road to the al-Hal new market which link Nasira with the village of al-Musherqa adjacent to the city of Hasakah.

“The car targeted a patrol of the Kurdish Asayish forces, killing one of its members called Ramadan Sheikhmous, and wounding another who was transferred to a nearby field hospital,” he added.

Commenting on the incident, Kurdish political activist Reshid Sekvan told ARA News in Hasakah that Thursday’s suicide attack was most probably led by sleeper cells linked to the radical group of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) in the city.

“This is their usual tactic of attacking opponents,” he argued.

Noteworthy, the city of Hasakah witnessed two suicide attacks on the eve of the national Kurdish day of Newroz on March 20, 2015, where more than 48 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed and more than 150 others were wounded.

 

Reporting by: Zozan Shekho

Source: ARA News

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