SULAIMANI – A son shot dead his father in Qaratoghan neighborhood in Sulaimani city on Friday (May 28) as gun violence is on the rise in the Kurdistan Region, a security source said.
“A son named Garmian Khalaf Ali fired three bullets at his father in Qratoghan neighborhood in Sulaimani,” a source on condition of anonymity told Zhyan News Network.
There has been a rise shootings and killings, especially in domestic conflicts, across the Kurdistan Region.
The motive behind the homicide is still unknown.
On Thursday, on security personnel was wounded after
being shot by a suspect in Sangasar sub-district.
On February 10, 2019, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Interior gave gun owners six months to log their unregistered or illicit small firearms and called on people to hand over their medium and heavy weaponry.
On Tuesday, KRG Minister of Interior Rebar Ahmad told the Kurdistan Parlaiment the cabinet has plans to righten gun control laws, saying he cannot promise a complete end to gun markets amid a spike in murders and domestic violence using guns.