ISIS claims car bomb blast near Qamishli church
A car bomb detonated near a church in the city of Qamishli in north-east Syria on Thursday (July 11th), wounding several people, AFP reported.
The "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack.
The metal gate of the church was slightly dented by the blast, but the building otherwise emerged intact, while nearby cars were damaged.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said seven people were wounded, and that three among them were in a critical condition. State media reported that 11 people were wounded.
Last month, a car bombing near Kurdish security offices in the same city wounded seven civilians, including a child, the Observatory said.