At least 30 civilians were killed in an Islamic State (ISIS) suicide bombing on Monday. The bomber blew himself at a Kurdish wedding party, in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah city.
The attack occurred at the Sanabil Wedding Hall at 9:00 PM, devastating the Fatemi Hasakah family and rending the hall apart.
“Cowardly terrorists spill innocent blood, target Kurdish wedding in Hasakah,” Lahur Talabani, the the Director of the Zanyari and Parastin Intelligence Agency said. “We vow [that our] fight against terrorism will be unrelenting.”
The ISIS-controlled Amaq News Agency released a statement issued by the extremist group. In it, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, calling the Kurdish wedding a “gathering of the PKK.”
Sources at Hasakah’s National Hospital told ARA News that at least 34 people were killed, and 90 more were injured. Local authorities have called on civilians to donate blood.
“The deadly attack caused a state of panic among the people of Hasakah,” rights activist Saadoun Hame said.
“Our people have seen enough of blood. We are tired of war, we want peace” Hame told ARA News. “Those innocent people were trying to celebrate life, but the terrorists couldn’t let that happen. We need an end to this deadly conflict.”
This is not the first time that ISIS has targeted Syrian Kurds. In July, over 25 civilians were killed in an ISIS suicide bombing attack in the city of Hasakah. Another attack, also in July, killed at least 50 civilians in the city of Qamishli.