ERBIL — Two Iraqi tourists were found dead on Sunday after being hit by Turkish shelling in the Kurdistan Region’s border areas of Duhok province.
Head of Batifa administration, Farhad Mahmoud, told BasNews that the two men visited Zakho countryside from Mosul on Friday, when they were caught in the middle of a fierce conflict between the Turkish Army and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
He said the two men were hit in their personal vehicle in the vicinity of Banke village. “Investigations shows that they were hit by a Turkish artillery fire,” he added.
“We are now awaiting the conclusion of the forensic report before handing the bodies over to their families.”
Turkish airstrikes recently killed several people, including PKK commanders and civilians in Sinjar and other border areas, leading to Iraq’s official protest delivered by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi.