Kurdish fighter killed, others wounded in accidental explosion in Syria’s Qamishli



ARA News

Qamishli, Syria − A member of the Kurdish Asayish forces lost his life and others in the incident area wounded in an accidental bomb explosion in Syria’s north-eastern city of Qamishli. 

The member of the Asayish forces −security wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)− was trying to take out his motorcycle’s key when he by mistake pulled a grenade placed on his belt, which resulted in his death and the injury of six civilians near the incident location, in front of Umayya Hotel in Qamishli’s city center, according to eyewitnesses.

Sources told ARA News that the Umayya Hotel was taken by the PYD’s Asayish as a headquarter for its forces. 

The Sunday explosion coincided the passage of a Civil Security vehicle that was organizing traffic in the crowded city center, resulting in the injury of the driver and a limited damage in the vehicle. 

Since February 2013, Syria’s Kurdish areas saw an increasing violence with the outbreak of clashes between the Kurdish forces and the al-Qaeda affiliated militants.

Accordingly, the Kurdish PYD-linked armed forces imposed their control on several Syrian northern and north-eastern areas to “preserve the Kurdish population and Kurdish areas from any potential domination by Islamists in the region”. 


Report by: Ahmed Shiwesh

Source: ARA News

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