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Iran Strikes Dissident Sites in Iraqi Kurdistan, Two Dead – Officials

A wounded man lies in a hospital bed after rockets hit the headquarters of an Iranian Kurdish party in the city of Koye, near the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region Erbil, Iraq November 14, 2022. REUTERS
A wounded man lies in a hospital bed after rockets hit the headquarters of an Iranian Kurdish party in the city of Koye, near the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region Erbil, Iraq November 14, 2022. REUTERS

At least two people were killed and 10 were wounded on Monday when rockets and drones hit the headquarters of Iranian Kurdish parties in the autonomous Kurdish region of neighbouring Iraq, local officials and security sources said.

Iran’s semi-official Fars news said the country’s Revolutionary Guards had attacked the bases of “terrorist groups” in the Kurdish region of Iraq with missiles and drones.

Local officials and security sources said the attacks had struck targets near Erbil and Sulaimaniya. A hospital official in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Koye told Reuters that two people were killed and at least 10 wounded in the attacks.

The Revolutionary Guards have attacked Iranian Kurdish militant opposition bases in Iraq’s Kurdish region since the death of Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini on Sept. 16 triggered nationwide unrest.

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