Two police officers shot and wounded in Erbil, suspects in custody


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SULAIMANI — The Erbil Police Directorate said on Friday (July 3) that two men were taken into custody overnight following a shooting incident in Erbil’s Qaisari Bazaar, which left two officers wounded.

The shooting started after police attempted to stop a car that was driving on the wrong side of the road at approximately 2:30 a.m. The suspects, who police said had criminal records, responded with gunfire.

Despite their injuries, the two wounded officers aided other police who arrived on the scene in apprehending the pair. They are expected to recover.

A Kalashnikov rifle and other weapons were seized from the suspects, who were charged under Article of 405 of the Iraqi Penal Code.

(NRT Digital Media)