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Al-Qamishli: Several dead in attack on intelligence service headquarters

KURDWATCH, October 8, 2012—On September 30, 2012, a truck loaded with explosives blew up near Sabʿ-Bahrat Square in the center of al‑Qamishli. The driver, who was killed in the attack, detonated the vehicle in front of the Political Security Directorate's headquarters. The explosion was heard in neighboring villages. Reports on the number of victims vary from four to nine; several intelligence service employees are said to be among the victims. The pedestrian Abbas Haji Sulayman (b. 1983, married, one child) was also killed. The Free Syrian Army (FSA) has claimed responsibility for the attack.


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