Syria: Muslim terrorists attempt to murder Christian worshipers – Car bomb explodes outside church

Syria: Muslim terrorists attempt to murder Christian worshipers - Car bomb explodes outside church

Muslim terrorists detonated a car bomb in front of a church in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria on Thursday wounding at least 11 people.

The metal gate of the church was slightly damaged by the blast, but the building otherwise emerged intact.

No terror group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Elsewhere in Syria, eight civilians were among the 13 people killed, including a girl and a woman, in another car bomb attack near a checkpoint outside Afrin.

Clashes raged Thursday in northern Hama after a small advance by jihadist-led forces overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Fighting and bombardment since the launch of the attack late Wednesday killed at least 46 Assad forces and eliminated 36 ISIS jihadists and allied terrorists, the Britain-based war monitor said.

Syrian Kurdish-Arab forces have led the US-backed fight against ISIS. Although defeated, ISIS terrorists have continued to direct attacks on Kurdish and Turkish-controlled areas.