PKK Attacks Peshmerga Forces in Amedi: Source
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PKK Attacks Peshmerga Forces in Amedi: Source

ERBIL — The Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) guerrillas on Monday carried out an attack on the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces in Amedi district of Duhok province, a security source has confirmed.

The PKK fighters opened fire at a unit of the Peshmerga forces on Monday evening in the village of Sargali, in the district of Amedi without leaving any casualties, the source told Kurdistan 24.

Although the armed attack lasted for about ten minutes, the Peshmerga forces did not respond to the attack, the source further explained, noting that there were some material damages.

This is not the first time that the PKK attacks the Peshmerga forces in the border areas of Kurdistan Region, mostly in Duhok province, often resulting in casualties.

The PKK has also attacked the Peshmerga forces with rockets and other heavy weapons previously. Seven Peshmerga forces were killed and several others were injured in June during different attacks in Amedi and Zakho.

On 12 March 2021, a PKK bombing in Sidakan area of Erbil province killed a Peshmerga soldier and injured another.

In early August this year, the Peshmerga forces were able to remove 65 kilograms of TNT laid by the PKK in a mountainous border area near Amedi district of Duhok.

The presence of the PKK in the border areas of Kurdistan Region has also affected the autonomous region's sector of tourism and agriculture as the armed group is designated by Turkey as a "terrorist organisation" and has attracted the country's army to the region.

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