At least 30 people were killed and several others injured on Monday when a suicide bombers blew themselves off targeting a Kurdish wedding party in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh. The incident took place at the Sanabil Wedding Hall in Tall Tawil village at 9:00 PM during the wedding of a member of the Syrian Democratic Forces.
The dead includes the groom and a leading Kurdish party figure. Some of the injured are in critical condition. The injured were taken to Hasakah’s National Hospital and the authorities has appealed for blood donation.
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.”
Earlier on Monday two suicide bombers killed a number of people in the Syrian government-held city of Hama. The first blew himself up using an explosive belt in a square in the city’s al-Hader district, followed 15 minutes later by a second in the same location.
The almost entirely Kurdish-held city has often been targeted by jihadists of the Islamic State group. 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.