BAGHDAD (AA) – Six people were killed in clashes between Kurdish peshmerga forces and Shia militiamen in northern Iraq, a local Iraqi Kurdish official said Sunday.
Four members of the Shia Hashd al-Shaabi militia were killed and six others were injured in clashes with peshmerga forces in the northern city of Tuz Khormato, Kareem Shukr of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) told Anadolu Agency.
A senior peshmerga commander and a civilian were also killed and six others were injured in the violence, he said.
“The escalation began late Saturday after unidentified people hurled a bomb on the house of a peshmerga officer,” Shukr said.
According to Turkmen lawmaker Jassim Mohamed, peshmerga forces have blamed the attack on the Hashd al-Shaabi militia.
In November, 17 people were killed in clashes between the two sides in Tuz Khormato, which is disputed between the central government in Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government.