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16 killed in multiple suicide bombings targeting Assyrian Xtians celebrating New Year in Syria

A string of explosions rocked the northeastern Syrian city of Kamishli, targeting its Kurdish and Assyrian Christian population. Dozens of people were killed or wounded, according to a Kurdish spokesman cited by Reuters.

Twin suicides blasts targeted two restaurants in the city, according to Kurdish YPG militia spokesman Redur Xelil, as cited by the agency. Blaming Islamic State for the terror acts, Xelil said he believes dozens have been killed or injured.

At least 16 people were killed and 35 wounded in the attacks, according to Syrian news agency SANA.

ISIS has since claimed responsibility for attacks, though the claim could not be immediately verified.

A third blast reportedly came after the first two explosions, a source from the Assyrian militia told Sputnik. “A blast


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