Bridegroom Dies in His Wedding Attacked by Suicide Bomb

Tall Tawil, 3 Muharram 1438/4 October 2016 (MINA) – A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people Monday in an attack targeting a party in the northeastern province of Hasakeh, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and medics said.

“A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a hall in Tall Tawil village during the wedding of a member of the Syrian Democratic Forces, killing at least 22 civilians,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP quoted by Ahram and MINA.

The SDF is an Arab-Kurdish coalition battling ISIS militants in northern Syria.

“The bridegroom was among the dead,” Abdel Rahman added.

A hospital source in Hasakeh city told AFP there were “more than 20 dead and dozens wounded”.

The AFP correspondent saw many wounded people, some with bloodied bandages on their heads.

A source in the Asayesh security forces in the self-administered Kurdish territories also said a suicide bomber had blown himself up in the wedding hall a few kilometres (miles) north of Hasakeh.

The almost entirely Kurdish-held city has often been targeted by ISIS militants.(T/R04/R03)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)