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Syrian TV: Car bomb in northern Syria kills one, wounds 50

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians inspect damages after deadly twin bombings struck the town of Qamishli, Syria, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The bombings struck a crowd in the predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing and wounding dozens of people, Syria's state-run news agency and Kurdish media reported. State-run TV said a truck loaded with large quantities of explosives blew up on the western edge of the town of Qamishli, followed by an explosives-packed motorcycle few minutes later in the same area. (SANA via AP)

    In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians inspect damages after deadly twin bombings struck the town of Qamishli, Syria, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The bombings struck a crowd in the predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing and wounding dozens of people, Syria's state-run news agency and Kurdish media reported. State-run TV said a truck loaded with large quantities of explosives blew up on the western edge of the town of Qamishli, followed by an explosives-packed motorcycle few minutes later in the same area. (SANA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo released by the news outlet ANHA via the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians carry a victim after twin bombings struck Kurdish town of Qamishli, Syria, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Bombings struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing 44 people and wounding dozens more, Syria's state-run news agency and Kurdish media reported. (SANA via AP)

    In this photo released by the news outlet ANHA via the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians carry a victim after twin bombings struck Kurdish town of Qamishli, Syria, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Bombings struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing 44 people and wounding dozens more, Syria's state-run news agency and Kurdish media reported. (SANA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Map locates Qamishli, Syria; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;

    Map locates Qamishli, Syria; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;  (The Associated Press)

Syria's state TV says a car bomb has exploded in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria, killing at least one person and wounding 50 people.

The TV says the car blew up on the western edge of the town of Qamishli, near the Turkish border on Wednesday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the explosion targeted a center of the local Kurdish police and a nearby government building.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State group has carried out several bombings in Kurdish areas in Syria in the past.

The predominantly Kurdish U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces have been the main force fighting IS in northern Syria and have captured wide areas from the extremists.