Two members of Roj Peshmerga killed in blast in Duhok – reporter

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Two members of Roj Peshmerga were killed in an explosion in Duhok province on Wednesday, Esta Media Network reporter said.

The two Peshmerga died after an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in Tuz village in Dinarta sub-district, east of Duhok, according to the reporter. 

The two Peshmerga are citizens of Kurdish areas in northeast Syria, known as Rojava.

It is unclear who was behind the blast, but government officials belonging to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) accuse the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) of planting bombs in the province.

The PKK denies the allegations.

KDP officials have also accused the PKK of attacks carried out against the Peshmerga forces in Duhok province in the past months.

In June, five members of the Peshmerga forces were killed and seven others were injured after their convoy was attacked on Mount Matin, northeast of Duhok..

The convoy was hit either by a rocket or an IED as it was heading toward a point on the mountain.

The ministry of Peshmerga said the PKK fighters “ambushed” a unit of the Peshmerga forces on the mountain in Amedi district, northeast of Duhok.

The PKK denied the allegations and called for investigations into the attack.

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