22 killed in car bomb in northern Syria


AL-QAMISHLI, Syria (AP) — The death toll from a car bombing in a northern Syria, predominantly Kurdish town is up to 22 and dozens are wounded, according to Syria’s state TV.

The program says the car blew up on the western edge of the town of Al-Qamishli, near the Turkish border on Wednesday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the explosion targeted a center of the local Kurdish police and a nearby government building.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State group has carried out several bombings in Kurdish areas in Syria in the past.

The predominantly Kurdish U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces have been the main force fighting IS in northern Syria and have captured wide areas from the extremists.

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