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UPDATE: PM Abadi says deputy head of NGC in Kirkuk murdered by Sulaimani police

By Rudaw 10/5/2017
Video footage by Rudaw shows Mohammad Younis' car after being fired upon resulting in his death

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claims that a number of policemen from Sulaimani murdered a high ranking official from the state-run North Gas Company (NGC) in Kirkuk earlier this month. The Iraqi government has demanded the perpetrators be handed over to Baghdad.

 

However, a top police official in Sulaimani dismissed Abadi’s claim, calling his comments “untrue”.

 

In a press conference in Baghdad on Tuesday, al-Abadi revealed that “last week an official with the North Gas Company was murdered. We immediately asked for an investigation into the incident. Thanks be to God, the investigations were successful and it turned out that the crime had been committed by some policemen associated with Sulaimani city.”

 

Abadi said they had asked for the handover of what he described as “criminals” as evidence collected regarding the incident proved they were guilty of the crime.

 

Rejecting Abadi’s claims, Brig. Nawzad Ali, manager of Sulaimani Province Police told Rudaw that “these words from Abadi are untrue.”

 

Ali went on to deride Abadi’s comments explaining that “general manager of the Kurdistan Region Police and Kirkuk province and its judiciary have to be aware if we go to Kirkuk. Therefore, if our police had gone to Kirkuk, these parties should have been aware of that.”

 

Mohammed Younis Salih deputy head of the NGC and a company's employee were killed earlier this month by unidentified gunmen in the city of Kirkuk.

 

Shortly afterwards, al-Abadi and Kirkuk administration formed two separate committees to follow up on the incident.

 

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the murder.

Comments

 
bebegun | 10/5/2017
What a joke, it's obvious they're trying to ignite a conflict between KDP and PUK. Iraqi police or any other such agency are NOT present in either Kirkuk or Sulaimani so how the heck did they "investigate" when they don't even have access to the crime scene let alone people how might've been involved? Was this a telepathic investigation? I bet Tehran/Baghdad were behind this murder
Lie | 15/5/2017
Its a lie to blame sombody

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