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Peshmerga Officer Assassinated In Erbil

Baghdad, Arbil police announced that an officer in the Peshmerga forces came under fire in Ksanzan area, east of Erbil, which led to his death.

A spokesman for Arbil police, Hawker Aziz, told the Kurdish news network Rudaw: Unknown gunmen in a late hour yesterday shot at Al-Faruq mosque in the province of Ksanzan, the officer of the Peshmerga forces, Sheikh Othman Abdullah, killing him on the spot.

He added that "the victim was out of the mosque when he was shot by two bullets, and an investigation has been launched into the incident.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency