ERBIL — At least six people were killed on Wednesday in a violent armed clash between two tribes in south of Iraq, a local security source said.
The violent confrontation erupted over agricultural lands’ ownership in Maysan province, according Saad Al-Zaidi, a local police spokesperson cited by Middle East Monitor.
“Six people, including a soldier, were killed during a clash that erupted between two tribes over ownership of agricultural land in the Uzair district, south of Amarah in the southeastern province of Maysan,” Zaidi explained.
The soldier was killed off duty, he added.
Maysan, which is located near the border with Iran, witnesses frequent security tension due to tribal disputes, settling political scores and drug smuggling.