The Republic of Kurdistan
"The best way to pay respect to our martyrs is to continue their struggle." - Dr. Ghassemlou

KRG condemns “terrorist attacks” targeted at PDK-Iran headquarters in Erbil

The twin explosions occurred around 10:30 p.m. in the city of Koya in Erbil province.


“Besides strongly condemning the terrorist attacks and those who are behind the violence, we send condolences to the victims’ families and wish a speedy recovery for the wounded,” read the statement.

The statement also mentioned the KRG would do its best to find the perpetrators of the attack and bring them to court.

“We tell those who are behind these attacks that any attempts and plans against our people will certainly result in failure and defeat,” the statement added.

According to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (PDK)-Iran announcement on Wednesday, six people were killed and four more injured.

The victims were members of the PDK political bureau Ali Qoitasi and Wahab Mir Khzri, PDK Peshmerga fighters Salar Baqri and Arsalan Abbas Niya, a member of the PDK Democratic Youth Union Nasir Kareemi, and a security member of the Kurdistan Region Adnan Abdullah.

The spokesperson of the Koya security told Kurdistan24 on Wednesday another security member named Sangar Ali died in hospital due to his critical injuries.

Moreover, during a press conference, the Secretary-General of the PDK Khalid Azizi accused Iran of being behind the twin explosions.

However, the investigation of the explosions is still ongoing, and no one has been officially blamed for the attack.