Suicide bomber ‘kills five Kurdish police’ in Syria | Pakistan Today

Suicide bomber ‘kills five Kurdish police’ in Syria

A suicide bomber killed five Kurdish policemen at a checkpoint in Syria’s divided northeastern city of Qamishli on Saturday, police said.

Four others were wounded in the attack on the city’s demarcation line, according to Jowan Ibrahim, the commander of the Kurdish police known as the Asayish.

It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack, but the Islamic State (IS) group has claimed previous bombings in the mainly Kurdish city.

Control of Qamishli is split between Kurdish militia and pro-regime fighters, who agreed a truce last week after several days of rare clashes.

The army and the Kurds have coordinated on security against Islamic State group militants in surrounding Hasakeh province, but tensions have built up between the sometimes-rival authorities.

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