ISIS car bomb kills Kurdish officer in north-east Syria
A police officer was killed Sunday (August 18th) in a car bomb attack claimed by the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) in Qamishli in north-east Syria, AFP reported.
Kurdish police spokesman Ali al-Hassan said the car bomb was detonated by "remote control" near a school, "killing a member of our forces".
The car exploded as a Kurdish police patrol drove by, not far from a Syrian regime position.
Firefighters rushed to the scene to put out a blaze that spread from the vehicle to nearby trees.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a member of the Kurdish Asayesh security forces was killed in the bombing.
The attack was claimed by ISIS via its Telegram account.
Kurdish forces control most of Qamishli, while Syrian regime troops are deployed in the city's Arab quarters and around the airport.