Peshmerga, Hashd al-Shaabi clash in northern Iraq

Peshmerga, Hashd al-Shaabi clash in northern Iraq

KIRKUK –Anadolu Agency
Peshmerga, Hashd al-Shaabi clash in northern Iraq

Clashes erupted between a Shiite militia group Hashd al-Shaabi's Turkmen unit and Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq's Saladin province, a state official said on Oct. 13. 

The province’s deputy governor, Mohamed Abdulvahid, told that fighting between al-Hashdi al-Shabi and Kurdish Peshmerga took place in the Tuz Khurmatu district. 

Gunfire broke out as police deactivated a bomb planted near Dedegarib Mosque, he said. 

The incident raised tensions in the district and al-Hashdi al-Shabi forces began firing at the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party, Abdulvahid said. 

There are no reports of casualties so far. 

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