A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people on Monday in an attack targeting a party in the northeastern province of Hasakeh, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and medics said.


"A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a hall in Tall Tawil village during the wedding of a member of the Syrian Democratic Forces, killing at least 22 civilians," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.


The SDF is an Arab-Kurdish coalition battling jihadists of the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

 

"The bridegroom was among the dead," Abdel Rahman added.


A hospital source in Hasakeh city told AFP there were "more than 20 dead and dozens wounded".


The AFP correspondent saw many wounded people, some with bloodied bandages on their heads.


A source in the Asayesh security forces in the self-administered Kurdish territories also said a suicide bomber had blown himself up in the wedding hall a few
kilometres (miles) north of Hasakeh.


The almost entirely Kurdish-held city has often been targeted by jihadists of the Islamic State group.