Seven people injured in clashes between two families in Iraq’s Duhok

Tribal fighters. File photo.

Erbil ( – Seven people were wounded Saturday in clashes between two families in Duhok governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan, a security source said.

Speaking to the Arabic-language Baghdad Today news website, the source said that two of the wounded are in critical condition, adding that the confrontation erupted over a plot of land.

Police forces were able to control the situation, added the source.

The Iraqi government and non-governmental organizations launched many initiatives over the past period to persuade rival tribesmen to sign petitions to stop their fighting, which claims the lives of several people daily.

Chieftains were also urged to intervene to put an end to tribal disputes in the country through forcing tribesmen to hand over their weapons to the Iraqi army.

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