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No aim behind Sulaimani shootout that wounded 12: Kurdistan VP

  2021-06-23  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Kurdistan Region Vice President Jaafar Sheikh Mustafa hugs a member of security forces wounded in Sulaimani's Monday shootout on June 23, 2021. Photo/Media office of Kurdistan Region VP
 Zhyan News Network


SULAIMANI – Kurdistan Region Vice President Jaafar Sheikh Mustafa visited a number of security forces who were wounded in a gunfight between two official armed groups in Sulaimani’s Sarchinar on Monday (June 21).

“There is no aim behind the incident and I am against any kind of insecurity,” Sheikh Mustafa in a statement after visiting Sulaimani’s Shar Hospital where the wounded security forces are receiving medical treatment.

Twelve security personnel were wounded including eight through gunshots after a clash occurred between two security forces in Sarchinar neighborhood in Sulaimani late on Monday (June 21).

Sheikh Mustafa also visited Sulaimani’s Asayish Directorate on Wednesday (June 23). “The sovereignty of courts should be preserved in resolving any problem that occurs,” he said.

He added that he is waiting for the investigations and the court’s decision.

“He [Sheikh Jaafar] will support and provide assistance for the court’s decision regarding all the incident in an aim to prevent any action from happening again that could endanger Asayish and the city’s stability.”

The fighting happened near Abu Sana Hotel between a Commando force affiliated with the Peshmerga Forces Command 70 and Asayish (security) forces, a source told Zhyan News Network.

Heavy weapons such as Machine guns were used in the skirmish as per circulated videos. 

Sulaimani High Security Committee said the people who are accused of fomenting insecurity will be arrested and brought to justice. 

Sulaimani Asayish Directorate said in a statement that the cause of the clash was “a driver who did not adhere to the legal regulations and instructions, brought an outlawed armed force after making troubles.”

(Zhyan English)