Iran shells border villages in Northern Iraq

Iranian artillery began shelling the villages in Sengeser sub-county and Pishder District of Sulaimani Province in Northern Iraq on Monday.

Iran shells border villages in Northern Iraq
According to Hürriyet report, Iranian artillery began shelling the villages in Sengeser sub-county and Pishder District of Sulaimani Province in Northern Iraq on Monday, a news service associated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani reported.

The shelling in Quandil mountain targeted the PEJAK, a breakaway faction of the outlawed PKK, PUK media reported.

Abdullah Ibrahim, the director of Sengeser sub-county, said "Iranian artillery struck Kinera, Sawen Mountain and Mamenda areas without causing any damage," it reported.

The Iranian military often shells Iraqi border villages in an attempt to flush out the outlawed militants, sending residents fleeing from their homes.

The PEJAK based in northern Iraq threatened on Sunday to launch bomb attacks inside Iran if Tehran fails to halt anti-Kurdish policies in the Islamic country, AFP reported.

PEJAK warned it has the ability to "carry out bombings against Iranian forces" inside Iran.

Iran and Turkey will seek initiatives on Tuesday against the outlawed PKK and its a breakaway faction PEJAK during the 12th Iran-Turkey High Security Commission meeting in Ankara, ANKA reported on Sunday.

During the meeting the two neighboring countries will look at joint measures to deal with threats posed by the PKK and the PEJAK.


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