Tuesday 17 October 2017

Suicide blast outside Syrian bakery kills 10

A suicide bombing outside a bakery in Syria has killed 10 people, reports say
A suicide bombing outside a bakery in Syria has killed 10 people, reports say

A suicide bombing outside a bakery in the northern Hassakeh province in Syria has killed 10 people and wounded 27, according to news reports.

The attacker was on a bicycle and detonated his explosives in front of the bakery in the Salihia district on Tuesday, causing extensive material damage, the state-run SANA news agency said.

The predominantly Kurdish-held Hassakeh province has seen frequent bombings and other attacks.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Tuesday's attack.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the attack, saying an Islamic State militant detonated his explosives outside the bakery. It put the death toll at 16.

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