January 18, 2016 - 12:09 AMT
Terrorist missile attack damages Armenian Evangelical Church in Syria

Militant groups on Sunday, January 17 launched a missile attack in several districts of Aleppo, Syria, also damaging the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church, Kantsasar newspaper said in a Facebook post.

No causalities were reported.

At least 4 Armenians were killed in the Islamic State-authored blasts in a Christian neighborhood of the Syrian city of Qamishli, Ermenihaber.am reports.

According to Turkey-based Armenian newspaper Agos, the attack took place in a restaurant on December 30, killing 16 Christian civilians and severely wounding at least 35.

The bombs went off in the city center, near a security point run by government troops, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists and other sources inside Syria. It said the death toll rose to 18 after two more people died of their wounds. Syrian SANA's toll, however, remained at 16.

The attack was presumably carried out against the Christians, who were reportedly celebrating Christmas at the restaurant.