Nine killed, at least 25 injured in three blasts in northeast Syria: monitor

Beirut (AFP) –


At least nine people were killed and more than 25 injured in three separate explosions Wednesday in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli, including a suicide bombing in a restaurant, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

An AFP correspondent in the city said the restaurant blast took place in a Christian neighbourhood.

"Three explosion, one by a suicide bomber inside a restaurant, hit... Qamishli city in Hassakeh province," the Observatory's director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP. "At least 9 persons were killed and more than 25 injured."

Qamishli is under the shared control of the Syrian regime and Kurdish authorities, who have declared zones of "autonomous administration" across parts of north and northeast Syria.