KRG denies clashes between Kurdish forces, DOC
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Ministry of Peshmerga within Kurdistan Regional Government denied reports over clashes between its forces with elements of Dejla Operation Command in Tuz khormato district on last Friday morning.
The Ministry quoted its General Undersecretary, Lieutenant General Jabar Yawer, as saying ”The clashes, which took place on last Friday and resulted in deaths and injuries, were due to a personal problem and it was controlled after that.”
The statement added ”The clashes happened when a person tried to get gasoline form a fuel station and he quarreled with the police elements, then things were escalated quickly and resulted in deaths and injuries.”
According to security sources, bodyguards of a Kurdish figure and elements of Dijla operations command clashed on last Friday in eastern Tikrit city, the capital of Salah-il-Din province and the clashes resulted in killing a civilian and injuring elements of DOC. \