Duhok: Three People Injured While Repairing Power Grid amid PKK-Turkey Clash
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Duhok: Three People Injured While Repairing Power Grid amid PKK-Turkey Clash

ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Electricity has confirmed that one of its technicians and two local guides were injured in a bomb explosion in Duhok area where the war between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has left over 70 villages without power.

After days of escalated armed confrontations between Turkey and PKK in Kani Masi area of Amedi, local officials said on Monday night that electricity networks were damaged and left more than 70 villages without power.

On Tuesday, the ministry sent 22 engineers and technicians accompanied by two local guides to repair the power supply network, but they were hit by an explosion.

Ministry of Electricity said the explosion was caused by a landmine planted on the roadside.

One technician and the two guides are now receiving treatment at a hospital in Duhok.