PKK attacked on peshmerga town, 2 dead

KDPI says PKK attacked a group of their Peshmerge on the Iran-iraq border, killed one and injured two.

PKK attacked on peshmerga town, 2 dead

World Bulletin / News Desk

After two weeks of tense stand-off a clash erupted between the armed group Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) on the Iran-Iraq border, with at least two KDPI members reported killed.

“Early this morning, the PKK attacked our Peshmerga and unfortunately what we were afraid of, just happened,” Mohammad Saleh Qadri, KDPI's spokesman told on Sunday, according to Rudaw news.

The clash occurred in the mountainous border area, including the villages of Kelashin, Khenela, and Saqar which are located between the Kurdistan region of Iraq and the ethnically Kurdish area of Iran known by Kurds as Iranian Kurdistan.

PKK members started surrounding a number of KDPI positions since Thursday, and had demanded the group leave the area. The KDPI, a party outlawed in Iran, has previously said it would not withdraw from the border region.

The KDPI is a Kurdish-Iranian party that has struggled for Kurdish rights in Iran for decades. The group has been based in the Kurdistan region of Iraq for more than 30 years.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Mayıs 2015, 12:48