August 18, 2019 / 10:54 AM / a month ago

Car bomb hits security force in northeastern Syria, at least one killed

FILE PHOTO: Special forces from the Kurdish Asayish forces stand with their weapons in the city of Qamishli, Syria April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A car bomb killed one member of a security force and wounded two others in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria on Sunday, the security force said.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack which it said had killed six members of a Kurdish militant group.

The car bomb targeted a training facility that was being guarded by members of the internal security force for northern and eastern Syria, also known as the Asayish, a statement released by the security force said.

Qamishli, on the border with Turkey, is part of a swathe of eastern and northern Syria controlled by Kurdish-led forces that have fought alongside the U.S.-coalition against Islamic State.

Additional reporting by Omar Fahmy in Cairo; Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Gareth Jones and Mark Potter

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