A twin bombing struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria today, 27 July, killing 48 people and wounding over a hundred.
The devastating attack happened when a truck bomb exploded near buildings belonging to a Kurdish security agency and other governmental departments in the city of Qamishli near the border with Turkey.
ISIS claimed responsibility saying in a statement that one of its members drove a truck rigged with explosives to reach the Kurdish administrative complex where defense, interior and military recruiting departments operated.
ISIS said the suicide operation was a “response to the crimes committed by the coalition warplanes against the vulnerable people of men, women, and children in Manbij City.”
The terror group has claimed responsibility for a spate of terror attacks recently, including one that killed at least 21 people this week in Baghdad, Iraq.
Earlier this month, the deadliest terror attack in Baghdad in years killed nearly 300 people when a suicide truck bomb plowed into a busy shopping district.
On Tuesday, the ISIS-linked news agency said the terror group’s “soldiers” were behind a church attack in northern France that killed a Catholic priest.
Video from Qamishli showed residents digging through rubble searching for survivors and women wailing from apartments where the blast had blown off front walls.