Car bomb kills Syrian Kurd politician near Turkish border - sources

by Reuters
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:29 GMT

DIYARBAKIR, July 30 (Reuters) - A prominent Syrian Kurdish politician was assassinated early on Tuesday outside his home near the Turkish border when a bomb planted in his car exploded, Kurdish political sources said on Tuesday.

Isa Huso, a member of the foreign relations committee within the Higher Kurdish Council, a group formed to unite Syrian Kurdish parties, was leaving his house in the Syrian town of Al Qamishli when the bomb exploded at around 0300 GMT, the sources said.

(Reporting by Seyhmus Cakan; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Nick Tattersall and Mark Trevelyan)

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