(CBS NEWS) SURUC, Turkey - A suicide bomber from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria extremist group detonated his explosives-laden vehicle in Kobani on Monday, as fierce fighting with Kurdish militiamen resumed in the northern Syrian town near the Turkish border.
The sound of explosions and occasional gunfire could be heard across the border from Kobani a day after Kurdish fighters managed to slow the advance of the jihadist group. What appeared to be a rocket-propelled grenade struck a minaret in the center of the town, emitting a cloud of white smoke.
Activists said Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants were carrying out a three-pronged attack from the eastern side of the town and that clashes were ongoing in the southern part.
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