Xinhua News Agency, Damascus, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) - A car bomb attack in the afternoon of Kamishli, a border city in northeastern Syria, killed and injured many civilians. The extremist group Islamic State claimed to have caused the attack.
According to the Syrian news agency, the explosion took place in Habib Munir street in the western part of kamishli City, hassek Province in the northeast of Syria. A van parked near the restaurant was detonated, killing and injuring many civilians.
An eyewitness told Xinhua News Agency that the streets where the explosion occurred were crowded on weekdays. After the attack, many cars caught fire, smoke rose and some buildings around them were damaged.
Extremist group Islamic State issued a statement on the same day announcing the implementation of the attack, saying that dozens of Kurdish armed personnel were killed in the explosion.
The Syria News Agency reported that Turkish troops fired artillery shells into the city of Kamishli and its surrounding areas on November 11.
A spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Army (SDA), a Syrian-Kurdish-led militant, said five Islamic militants detained in a local prison had escaped after the Turkish artillery shelling of Kamishli.
Turkish army launched a strike on Kurdish forces in northern Syria on September 9, which Turkish President Erdogan called a terrorist corridor to prevent the emergence of the border in southern Syria and promote the return of Syrian refugees.
Source: responsible editor of Xinhua News Agency: Li Zaixing_NBJS9026