Motorbike bomber kills 16 outside bakery in Syria's Hasakeh

Beirut (AFP) –


A motorcycle bomber killed at least 16 people and wounded 40 Tuesday in a suicide attack on a Kurdish-populated district of the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh, an official said.

A Kurdish police source confirmed the death toll to an AFP correspondent and said the assailant blew himself up in front of a bakery.

"A suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up in the Salihiah neighbourhood of Hasakeh city," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, adding that 15 of the wounded were in critical condition.