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Kurdistan Parliament calls for investigation into ‘black hand’ behind Erbil rocket attack

Kurdistan Parliament building (File)
2020-10-01

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SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Parliament’s Interior, Security, and Local Councils Committee on Thursday (October 1) condemned the previous day’s rocket attack on Erbil, calling for the authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“Last night, a cowardly attack was done on Erbil,” the committee said in a statement.

“Fortunately it caused no casualties. We condemn that futile and cowardly attempt. We call on the interior ministry, the Asayish Council, and the relevant sides in the Region to undertake serious investigations and reveal the ‘black hand’ behind it,” the statement added.

On Wednesday evening, six rockets were fired in the direction of Erbil International Airport, but landed without causing any casualties or significant damage. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) subsequently blamed militants associated with the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).

Earlier on Wednesday night, the Nineveh Operation Command of the PMF said that the location from which the rockets were launched is considered as “an uninhabited void area located within a triangle surrounded by the Iraqi army and the Popular Mobilization Forces of the Shabak, and Peshmerga forces.”

(NRT Digital Media)