U.S. citizen was killed in Iranian attacks on Kurdistan Region – Washington

An American flag waves outside the U.S. Department of Justice Building in Washington, U.S., December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The deputy Spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State on Thursday confirmed that a U.S. citizen was killed in the Iranian rocket attack that targeted dissident sites in the Kurdistan region on Wednesday.

Deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel on Thursday confirmed that a U.S. citizen was killed in the Iranian rocket attack on Kurdish opposition groups in the Kurdistan Region.

Patel said he could not make any further comment on the case due to privacy considerations.

Washington said on Wednesday no U.S. officials or military personnel were killed in the strike.

Iranian Revolutionary guards on Wednesday launched an intensive attack on the Kurdistan Region, targeting both Sulaimani and Erbil provinces with missiles and kamikaze drones.

Thirteen people were killed and 58 wounded in the attacks, according to the local official sources.

The Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s elite military and security force said after the attacks that they would continue targeting what it called “terrorists” in the region.

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