16 dead, 30 wounded in three blasts in northeast Syria: monitor

A wounded man receives first aid on December 30, 2015 in Qamishli, after three separate explosionsAt least 16 people were killed and 30 wounded by explosions in three restaurants in the northeast of Syria on Wednesday, a monitoring group said, in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group. At least one of the blasts in the city of Qamishli was caused by a suicide bomber, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP. An AFP correspondent in the city said the suicide attack took place in a restaurant in a Christian neighbourhood.

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