Twin bombs hit Syria's Kurdish Qamishli: Monitor
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
A member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) mans a mounted machine gun in the Al-Nashwa neighbourhood in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh on July 26, 2015. AFP PhotoTwo bombs hit the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria on July 27, wounding at least three people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The first blast hit a patrol of Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) and wounded three people, the Britain-based monitoring group said.
The second bomb appeared to have targeted Kurdish local security forces, it said, reporting injuries but no precise toll.
State television also reported the two bomb attacks.
Kurdish activist Arin Shekhmos said the first blast had targeted a YPG car on patrol but that the wounded were civilians.
He said the second blast hit a market area and that three civilians had been wounded.
Qamishli is Syria's biggest Kurdish-majority city, and considered by the Kurds to be the capital of Hasakeh province.
The city has been targeted by bombings before, with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) believed to be behind the attacks.