One dead in suicide bomb in Syria Kurdish city

DAMASCUS - One person was killed and three wounded on Sunday in a suicide bomb attack on the Kurdish city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria, the official news agency SANA reported.

"A terrorist detonated his explosive belt near the Hadaya hotel in the centre of Qamishli, killing one person and seriously injuring three others," the news agency said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a jihadist from the Islamic State group had blown himself up at a Kurdish internal security forces headquarters, killing a member of the force and wounding 10 others.

The Britain-based monitoring group said the headquarters was located behind the Hadaya hotel, which serves as a government office.

Control of Qamishli is shared between Kurdish and Syrian government security forces.

The city has been spared much of the violence of Syria's conflict, though it has on occasion been targeted in bomb attacks.

In March, 10 people, including five women, were killed in an similar Islamic State group attack against the Hadaya hotel.

More than 230,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since March 2011.

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