Iranian artillery shelled Thursday morning seven villages in the area of Qalit Diza in Sulaymanyah province in Iraq's Kurdish Autonomous Region, Hasan Abdallah, the head of Qalit Diza council told the Voices of Iraq news agency.
The shelling continued for over two hours and caused no casualties, the official said.
The army of neighbouring Iran frequently shells villages in the mountains of Sulaymanyah where it says militants from the outlawed Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) are based.
The PJAK is related to PKK.
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