ISIS claims responsibility for three bombings in Hama, Syria

The Islamic State (IS) group said it was behind three bombings on Monday that rocked Syria’s central city of Hama.

According to the group’s Amaq news agency, three suicide bombers detonated their explosive belts at the headquarters of the ruling al-Baath party, and a police station near the al-Assi Square, the main square in the city.

The short dispatch from Amaq provided no further details.

The IS has claimed responsibility for much of the bombings that rocked government-controlled areas in Syria, the latest of which was last month in Tartus, where dozens of people were killed.

Meanwhile, state news agency SANA said at least two people were killed and 12 others wounded in the explosions. It put the number of explosions to hit Hama at two.

The bombings on Monday are believed to be the first to hit the Hama area in the country’s five-year-old conflict.

Hama is the among the very few cities that haven’t witnessed much violence during the country’s long-running civil war, save for some spots in its countryside.

Source: /Xinhuanet