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Person wounded in Kifri’s rocket attack, says Garmian Administration

  2021-04-19  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Aftermath of a rocket attack in Kifri district, Diyala, Iraq, April 19,2021. Photo by Zhyan News Network
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – A person was slightly wounded in a rocket attack fired at Kifir  on Sunday night (April 18), said the Garmiyan administration’s media office.

The media office said that two rockets were fired at the district from Qoricha area that fell in two neighborhoods. 

“The security of Kifri is stable and the Peshmerga forces have been stationed at their own sites around Kifri, as well as the Garmian Asayish [security] forces are in Kifri to back up the Peshmerga force,” it said, noting the security forces launched an investigation into the incident. 

“We are reiterating that the terrorists cannot spoil the security and tranquility of Kifri or make sedition with this terrorist act.”

No armed group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Islamic State (ISIS) militants are active around the area.

Kifri is a disputed town claimed by Erbil and Baghdad, but it is in control of the Kurdish authority.

On March 29, three rockets were fired near a base hosting the Peshmerga forces stationed along the border separating Erbil governorate and the disputed governroate of and Kirkuk.

Iraq declared the fall of the self-styled caliphate of Islamic State (ISIS) in December 2017, but the security remains fragile in the country, except for the territories in the Kurdistan Region. 

There has been a spike in ISIS attacks in Iraq, especially in the disputed areas in Kirkuk, Diyala and Saladin governorates and the border areas near Syria's border with Syrian in Anbar and Nineveh governorate. 

(Zhyan English)