The ISIS group said on Wednesday that it carried out a suicide bombing that killed 16 people in a mainly Kurdish city in northeastern Syria.

 

Tuesday evening’s blast in Hassakeh struck outside a bakery in a Kurdish neighborhood where a large crowd had gathered as they prepared to break the last daytime fast of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

 

The bomber infiltrated the Salihiah district then blew up his explosives belt in the middle of the crowd, IS said in a statement on social media.

 

A Kurdish police source said the bomber, who was on a motorbike, also wounded 40 people.

 

Fifteen of them were in critical condition, the Syrian Observatory for Human Right said.