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    Five Asayish militants (the official security organization of Syrian Kurdistan) became victims of a suicide attack in Qamishli, a Kurdish source told Sputnik on Saturday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — Five militants of the Asayish, the official security organization of Syrian Kurdistan, became victims of a suicide attack on a checkpoint in the north-eastern Syrian city of Qamishli, a Kurdish source told Sputnik on Saturday.

    "A suicide bomber with explosives on the body approached the Asayish’s checkpoint and blew himself up near the soldiers, killing five people and injuring another five," the source said.

    ​No terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack as of now.

    Qamishli has been under control of both the Syrian government and Kurdish forces, with the latter controlling the majority of the city.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with opposition factions and extremist Islamic groups fighting to topple the government of President Bashar Assad.


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