Civilian killed in fighting between two families over agricultural land


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SULAIMANI — A civilian was killed after fighting erupted between two families in a village in Said Sadiq, southeast of Sulaimani, authorities said on Wednesday (May 15).

Authorities in Said Sadiq mayor said in a statement that fighting broke between two families as part of a dispute over agricultural land in Dolashi village in Said Sadiq.

A 56-year-old man was killed during the fighting, according to the statement.

Police and Asayish (security) forces arrived on the scene and arrested one person, who was accused of being involved the fighting, the statement read.

Said Said court’s judge has ordered an investigation into the incident.

It was the latest in a string of unrelated inter-family violence across the Region.

Another fight between two families in Bazian sub-district, west of Sulaimani, killed a person and wounded another on Tuesday.

On May 9, one person was wounded after clashes erupted between two families over land dispute in Shekhan district, southeast of Duhok.

One person was killed on April 26 during a festival to promote peace and coexistence between tribes and clans in the Qara Dagh area of Sulaimani province. Two people were also wounded.

(NRT Digital Media)