Asayish forces in Qamishli
Asayish forces seen in Qamishli Reuters

Six Kurdish security personnel have been killed by a suicide bomber in north-eastern Syria on Saturday 30 April. The blast reportedly happened at a checkpoint in the town of Qamishli manned by the Asayish, the internal security forces of the Kurdish region of north-eastern Syria.

Five others were also wounded in the attack that has not yet been claimed by any group, though ISIS (Daesh) have been known to attack Kurdish forces in the area. The story was first reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Qamishli has been the scene of fighting before. In December, a bomb exploded in the town's Christian area; last week, government forces and Kurdish forces clashed in the town. The area is mostly controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, the main armed wing of the Kurdish Supreme Committee.