Eight killed in Syria twin bombings

Damascus, Sep 14 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and over 40 others wounded on Monday in twin bombings that rocked Syria’s Hasakah province.

A woman and her two children were among the victims, when two explosions rattled the neighbourhoods of Khashman and Mahatta, Xinhua news agency reported.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the first explosion rocked a checkpoint manned by Kurdish fighters, while the second one was caused by a booby-trapped vehicle that tore through an outpost of the pro-government National Defence Forces.

On June 25, Islamic State (IS) militants unleashed a major offensive, storming the southern part of Hasakah.

At the end of July, the Syrian army and Kurdish fighters managed to drive IS militants out of the province.

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