Suicide bomber kills 20 at Syria Kurdish festival: monitor

Beirut (AFP) – A suicide bomber killed more than 20 people celebrating Kurdish new year in northeastern Syria Friday and dozens were wounded in another blast at a separate feast, a monitor said.

“More than 20 people were killed when a kamikaze bomber detonated his explosives at a gathering in Hasakeh on the eve of (Kurdish new year) Nowruz,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

Dozens more were wounded but some are in critical condition and the death toll may rise, he added.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but Abdel Rahman said the suicide bomber could have been a member of the Islamic State group (IS).

He said a second bomb exploded at another Nowruz celebration, wounding dozens of people…

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