2 Peshmerga members killed in clash with Iranian forces in West Azerbaijan
Hadi Shekha Paswe and Aub Sultan,Peshmerga, members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI), were killed in armed attack with the Iranian security forces in Lakben village in West Azerbaijan on May 29,2021. Photo courtesy of social media
Zhyan News Network
SULAIMANI – Two Peshmerga members were killed in clashes with the Iranian security forces in the vicinity of Lakben village in West Azerbaijan province on Saturday (May 29), a Kurdish opposition party said.
“Hadi Shekha from Paswe village and Aub Sultani from Khurinj village in Piranshahr country were martyred,” in the clashes with the Iranian forces, the Kurdistan Peshmerga Force Command Agency affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI) said.
A Toyota vehicle was shot near
the village on Saturday evening that left two passengers on board dead, Hengaw Human Rights Organization said.
The vehicle driver is said to have been wounded and detained by the security forces, reported the watchdog, which reports on human rights abuses in the Iranian Kurdistan.
Founded in 1945, the PDKI has launched ana armed struggle since 1979 against the Iranian Islamic republic.
It calls for self-determination for the Kurdish people and has been described as seeking either separatism or autonomy within a federal system.
Clashes occasionally occur between the KDPI and the Iranian border guards and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the predominantly-Kurdish regions in western Iran.
On May 19, two PDKI fighters and five Iranian security forces were killed and
a driver was wounded and detained by the Iranian security forces in clashes near Qarblagh village between Mahabad and Bukan in West Azerbaijan, reported by Hengaw.