Peshmerga remove nearly 60 kilograms of explosives in northeast of Duhok

Peshmerga forces discover a tunnel

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Peshmerga forces removed nearly 60 kilograms of improvised explosives in Amedi district in northeast of Duhok.

Esta Media Network reporter in Duhok said the Peshmerga forces found a tunnel that included the explosives on the Amedi-Deraluk main road on Thursday.

A team of Peshmerga’s disposal experts removed the improvised explosives, the reporter added.

“The official institutions have not confirmed who is behind it,” the reporter noted.

The area is a site where clashes intermittently break out between the Turkish military and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Turkey has taken its decades-old conflict with the PKK deep into northern Iraq, establishing military bases and deploying armed military drones against the fighters in their mountain strongholds.

Most of the operations have focused on territory up to 30 km (20 miles) from the border.

The PKK, designated a terrorist organization by the United States and European Union, has fought an insurgency against the state in mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict.

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