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Bomb detonates near Armenian Catholic Church in Qamishli, casualties reported

Three car bombs, exploding nearly simultaneously in the Syrian city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria, killed at least six people, according to Syria’s state news agency SANA.

One of the bombs detonated near the Armenian Catholic Church, Head of the Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Education, Science, Diaspora, Culture, Youth and Sport Mkhitar Hayrapetyan said in a Facebook post.

Sourses in Qamishli say no Armenians suffered as a result of the explosions.

The attacks came the same day an Armenian Catholic priest and his father were killed as they traveled to the eastern province of Deir ez- Zor from Qamishli, where they were meant to inspect the restoration of a church, according to the Syrian Observatory.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the murder.

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