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PDKI official dies of injuries sustained in Iran missile attack

By Rudaw 9/9/2018
An portrait of Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, former leader of the PDKI, overlooks the party’s headquarters in Koya, damaged in an Iranian missile strike. Photo: Rudaw
An portrait of Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, former leader of the PDKI, overlooks the party’s headquarters in Koya, damaged in an Iranian missile strike. Photo: Rudaw
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – An official of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) died on Sunday of injuries sustained in the Iranian missile attack on the party’s Koya headquarters. 

"As of now, 15 people have died. The latest one was Mohammed Qadir Zada, a member of the PDKI leadership who died in Sulaimani after sustaining critical injuries," Sherwan Jalal, deputy manager of Koya health department, confirmed to Rudaw on Sunday. 

The bodies of two more people have not yet been retrieved from under the rubble, Rudaw’s reporter in the city said, bringing the death toll to 17.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) fired seven surface-to-surface missiles on Saturday, striking the Kurdistan Region camps and headquarters of two Iranian-Kurdish parties, the PDKI and the KDP-I, while they were holding leadership meetings. 

Private funerals have been held with little ceremony as the parties fear renewed attacks. 

Forty-six people were injured in the attack, according to figures from the health department. Nine have been admitted into hospitals in Erbil, 16 in Sulaimani, and the others are being treated in Koya. 

Among the wounded are PDKI secretary general Mustafa Mawludi and his predecessor Khalid Azizi. Both are in non-critical condition, according to the health department’s Jalal, who said they suffered minor injuries only. 

Azizi was transferred to Erbil upon a call from the US consul general, according to Jalal.  


Mhamad | 9/9/2018
This just makes us more hungry. The terrorist satanic Ayatollahs can drop as many bombs as they want. We will remember these and our children will remember these. The resistance will only increase with each bomb. One day bombs will fall on them. We have patience. Dictatorships never last forever. One day the leadership in Russia or America will change and when a decision is made to defend the world from Iran and the world is finally fed up with Iranian interference, kurds will be at the forefront leading the fight against these satanists. Iran is gaining enemies all the time. More and more people are waking up and realising how toxic these Ayatollahs are to the region. Even many shias are fed up with Iran, just look at Basra.
IranMan | 9/9/2018
The fact the KRG regime has provided these incompetent an corrupt Iranian Kurdish terrorists with a military grade fortified building called "Kurdistan Region camps and headquarters", is an evidence of the regime's complicity and support for the terrorists. The KRG regime must pay, which hopefully be in very near future. For now many Iranian Kurds and non-Kurds can go on with their lives without the terrorist attached supported by the KRG.
Shahoo | 10/9/2018
I am sick and tired of F*cking iranman. Either you are on payroll of the iranian terrorist regime or you have f*cked by a Kurd...
Bijan | 11/9/2018
@shahoo He's correct, these buildings and facilities are provided by KRG. It means KRG is backing an armed group which attacks Iranian borders, soldiers. Than means Iran has the right to attack or invade KRG.

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