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    Syrian army and Kurdish militias declared a state of emergency in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah, fearing another terrorist attack, a source in the militia said Tuesday.

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, over 30 people died and dozens were hospitalized with injuries in a suicide bombing. According to the militia, all of the victims were Kurds.

    "The situation in the city is very tense, the army and the Kurds imposed a state of emergency, increased the number of checkpoints. There are fears of another terrorist attack, according to our data, [the army and militias] are looking for a bomb-laden car," the source told RIA Novosti.

    In June, a similar attack occurred in the neighboring city of Al-Qamishli on the border with Turkey, which left three people dead and five wounded. The city is also considered the capital of a self-proclaimed Kurdish Rojava autonomy, also known as Western Kurdistan.

    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)


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