Car bomb in Syria's Qamishli wounds 7: monitor

A car bombing near Kurdish security offices in north-east Syria on Monday (June 17th) wounded seven civilians, including a child, AFP reported.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack near the local security forces headquarters in the city of Qamishli, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The suicide bomber "tried to reach the headquarters of Kurdish security forces but surrounding checkpoints and obstacles prevented him from doing so", Observatory head Rami Abdul Rahman said.

"When Kurdish security forces became suspicious of the vehicle, one of its passengers ran away while a second detonated the explosive," he said.

Kurdish-held areas of north-east Syria have been hit by a spate of bombings in recent months, many claimed by the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

ISIS has vowed to carry out revenge attacks for the six-month offensive by Kurdish-led forces that culminated in March in the group's ouster from its last bastion in Syria.

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