Kobani: Islamic State suicide bomber detonates truck near Syria-Turkey border

(Reuters) – An Islamic State suicide bomber detonated a truck laden with explosives on Monday in the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani, near the Turkish border crossing with Syria, a monitoring group and Kurdish sources said.

The attack took place in a northern district of Kobani, which has been the scene of heavy clashes between Kurdish forces and Islamic State fighters.

Idris Nassan, a Kurdish official in Kobani, said two Kurdish fighters had been wounded during the suicide bomb attack, which appeared to have been aimed at clearing a way for the IS fighters to advance further into the town.