Asayish says explosion in Qamishlo was a terrorist attack

The explosion on a vehicle in Qamishlo turned out to be a terrorist attack. Initial investigations point to the Turkish state as the instigator.

An explosion occurred in the northern Syrian city of Qamishlo at 8 a.m. local time on Monday morning in a parked vehicle in front of the office of the Education and Training Committee in the Cizre Democratic Autonomous Administration.

While the driver was seriously injured and hospitalized, the car, property of the Education Committee used as a staff shuttle, was destroyed as a result of the explosion on Quwetli Street. The institution therefore assumes that the perpetrator or perpetrators wanted an attack "with devastating consequences and a high number of dead and injured".

Initial investigations by the Internal Security Forces (Asayish) of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) revealed that the detonation was triggered by an explosive device in the rear part of the car. The Asayish named "terrorist aides of the Turkish state" as the suspected source of the attack.