SINJAR — PKK forces in Khanasor district of Sinjar opened fire at two civilians from Zummar district, north-east of Sinjar on Thursday, killing one of them and wounding the other.
Badal Bandi, commander of Roj Peshmerga in Sinjar, told Kurdistan 24 that armed men of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) opened fired at two civilians traveling in a Chrysler car, when they approached a PKK checkpoint in Khanasor.
One civilian named Faris Nawaf Muhammad was killed and Khidhir Aziz Hussein, the other civilian, was wounded as a result of the shooting.
He added that PKK’s main aim in the area is creating tensions and destabilize the Yezidi hometown of Sinjar.
The two youths were businessmen from Gargari Kurdish tribe of Zummar, Ahmed Jaafar, mayor of Zummar told BasNews, adding that they were unarmed and drove through the area for work-related reasons.
Jaafar revealed that the PKK gunmen have seized the car and all the money belonging to the Kurdish businessmen.
The figures from Gargari tribe have reportedly held a meeting on Saturday, calling on PKK to hand over the gunmen who attacked the two civilians to the tribe.
PKK has been controlling some areas in Sinjar since the Islamic State’s attack on the region in August 2014, and ever since they have refused to withdraw from the area despite repeated calls by the administration and the people of the area for their withdrawal.
The civilian who was killed by PKK in Khanasor, Sinjar