Five killed in Syria twin bombings

Damascus, Dec 31 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 12 others wounded on Wednesday when twin bombings targeted a predominantly-Kurdish city in northern Syria, pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.

The twin bombings ripped through two restaurants in the predominantly-Kurdish northeastern city of Qamishli in the al-Hasakah province, according to the report.

Meanwhile, the bomb squad in Syrian army is dismantling an explosive device in Qamishli, the report added.

The blast is the second to target Kurdish areas in al-Hasakah. Earlier this month, at least 20 people were killed when bombings claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group targeted a town in al-Hasakah.

The Kurds are in control of the majority of northern al-Hasakah and the borderline with Turkey, while the IS terror group control the city of Shadadi and its villages south of al-Hasakah and areas in the eastern and western countryside of that province.

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