BEIRUT A spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia stated the death toll from a triple truck bomb attack in a town in northeastern Syria on Friday had risen to 50 to 60 people, with much more than 80 others wounded.
One of the blasts occurred outside a hospital, an additional at a marketplace and the third in a residential area in the YPG-controlled town of Tel Tamer, Redur Xelil mentioned by means of Web messaging service.
A statement on the website of Kurdish security force Asayish blamed the attack on Islamic State. The town is in the mostly Kurdish-controlled province of Hasaka.
(Reporting by Tom Perry and John Davison Editing by Hugh Lawson)