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UPDATE: 14 KILLED IN IRANIAN SHELLING ON KURDISH OPPOSITION IN NORTHERN IRAQ

Up to 14 members of Iranian Kurdish opposition were killed Saturday, and 39 others wounded, in Iranian shelling on two headquarters of the Kurdish parties, in Iraq's semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan, Kurdish sources said.

Iranian unmanned plane and rockets bombed the camp, during a meeting of the Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (KDP-I), near the town of Kwisanjaq, some 30 km west of the borderline with neighbouring Iran.

The Iranian rockets also attacked the camp of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), targeting their political bureau, training centre, and housing area in Kwisanjaq, the source said. Meanwhile, a medical source from the town's hospital, told Xinhua that, the Iranian bombardments took place in the morning, and killed a total of 14 people and wounded 39 others, ten of them were in critical conditions.

The Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), condemned the bombardment, which targeted headquarters of the Iranian Kurdish opposition parties and killed and wounded a number of people. The KRG statement reiterated the region's policy, to reject the use of Iraq's Kurdistan territory to launch attacks on neighbouring countries. "Therefore, we demand that such (Iranian) action, not to be repeated and to respect the laws of the Kurdistan region," the Kurdish statement said.

Iranian and Turkish forces frequently attack the military bases of their Kurdish opposition parties, in the mountainous area in Kurdistan, in the north and north-eastern Iraq, as they accuse the Kurdish opposition of carrying out attacks, back in their homes, from the Iraqi Kurdish region.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK


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