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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

Kurdish media says at least nine killed in attack on party base in north Iraq

The exiled Iranian-Kurdish group launch sporadic attacks inside Iran 

Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga, members of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran), take part in routine military exercise in Koya. AFP
Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga, members of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran), take part in routine military exercise in Koya. AFP

A Kurdish news outlet is reporting at least nine people have been killed in an reported attack on a Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan base in Iraq.

The Erbil-based Rudaw satellite news channel reported the death toll on Saturday in the attack on the base in Koya, south of the Kurdish capital. It did not elaborate on what kind of attack the base suffered, though it blamed Iran for the assault.

There was no immediate report in Iranian state media about the attack.

Koya is 300 kilometers north of Baghdad.

Kurds represent about 10 per cent of Iran's population of 80 million people, with many living in the mountainous northwest that borders Iraq and Turkey.

A guerrilla campaign by the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan launches occasional attacks inside Iran.

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