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Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq accuses PKK of attacks

The Kurdistan Regional Government condemned an apparent Kurdistan Workers Party attack on peshmerga soldiers in Dahuk province; the KRG and the PKK had a turf dispute earlier this year.
Kurdish riot police, some wearing protective masks due to COVID-19, stand guard during a demonstration to denounce the Turkish assault in northern Iraq, in Sulaimaniyah city, in the Kurdish autonomous region of northern Iraq, on June 18, 2020. - Turkey launched a rare ground assault into northern Iraq on June 17, deploying special forces against rebels from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which is blacklisted by Ankara as a "terrorist" group. Baghdad demanded Ankara immediately halt its assault in northe

Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters reportedly attacked Kurdish peshmerga soldiers in Iraq on Wednesday. The incident took place at a time of both tensions and reconciliation between Kurdish parties in the region.

The PKK attacked peshmerga forces in Dahuk province in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. One soldier died while two were injured, the Erbil-based news outlet Rudaw reported. Dahuk is a stronghold of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), and peshmerga forces in the area are associated with the party. The attack involved “gunfire” and took place in the Chamanke region, according to the outlet.

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