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Peshmerga member wounded in roadside bomb in Bradost

  2021-04-18  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Collective image of a vehicle belonging to a Peshmerga member which has been set ablaze in a roadside bomb in Bradost area in Erbil on April 18, 2020. Photo/Social Media
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – One Peshmerga was "seriously" wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Erbil’s Bradost area on Sunday (April 18).

The Peshmerga was not on duty and traveled to the village of Hajar in the area which has often become a site of armed conflicts between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Speaking to Zhyan News Network, a local source on condition of anonymity, identified the victim as Faysal Jamil Ahmed who aged 30 years old.

In a similar incident on March 12, a Peshmerga member affiliated with the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) was killed and another was wounded when a landmine explosion went off in Bradost area. The media outlets aligned with the KDP accused the PKK of emplacing the landmine.

The People's Defense Forces (HPG) Media Office, however denied the accusations and said that its forces have nothing to do and have no responsibility to a landmine explosion occurred in Erbil’s Sidakan district.

The HPG is the military wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

The explosion happened in an area previously peppered with landmines, HPG said in a statement.

According to the PKK affiliate, some places in the area were mined against attacks by Turkey in 2019 and 2020.

(Zhyan English)