Bombing in Syrian Town of Qamishli Kills 44, ISIS Claims Responsibility

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Syria's state-run news agency says 44 people are dead and dozens more are wounded after a bombing in the northern Syrian town of Qamishli on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported. 

At least one bombing, set off by a suicide vehicle, hit Kurdish security agency buildings and other administrative buildings, according to CNN

Source: Delil Souleimand/Getty Images
Source: Delil Souleimand/Getty Images

The Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attack in statements from the Amaq News agency, the ISIS-affiliated news organization.

Qamishli is a predominantly Kurdish town located near Syria's Turkish border. According to the BBC, ISIS has orchestrated bombings targeted Kurds in this area in the past.  

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