Damascus: At least five people have been killed and scores wounded in a bombing attack that targeted a local government office in the Kurdish-controlled Syrian town of Tal Abyad near the Turkish border, witnesses say.
They said an assailant drove an explosive-laden car into the building run by Kurdish local authorities in the town on Wednesday. Reports say the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the bombing in the Syrian town. Tal Abyad was captured by the powerful YPG militia from Daesh militants last year.
Tal Abyad lies north of Raqqah and had been a key supply line for the city, which Daesh has proclaimed its headquarters in Syria.
Earlier, on Tuesday, at least four civilians were killed and nearly a dozen others were injured in a rocket attack by Takfiri Daesh terrorists against a residential neighborhood in Syria’s eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr.
A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said four people were killed and 12 others were injured when several rockets fired by Daesh militants struck the al-Jorah neighborhood of the city on Tuesday.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimates that over 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict. The UN has stopped its official casualty count in Syria, citing its inability to verify the figures it receives from various sources.