22 killed in suicide attack on wedding in Kurdish-held Syria

At least 22 people were killed in a suicide attack on a wedding in Kurdish-held north-eastern Syria, near the city of al-Hassakeh, a monitoring group says.

The dead included the bridegroom and a senior Kurdish official, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports.

Photographs published by the local Hawar News Agency and Kurdish media activists show blood, damage and debris inside what appears to be an event hall of the kind typically used for wedding parties in Syria.

The Islamic State extremist organization, which has repeatedly attacked both civilian and military targets in Kurdish-held areas, says via its Aamaq media outlet that one of its "commandos" attacked a gathering of Kurdish gunmen near al-Hassakeh, in an apparent claim of responsibility for the bombing.

Last update: Mon, 03/10/2016 - 22:14
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