A Turkish drone attack targeted a civilian vehicle travelling on the Dukan-Khalakan road on the border with Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan on Wednesday.
Roj News, citing information from the Sulaymaniyah Central District Governorate, reported that one person had been killed and another sustained serious injuries during the attack. The fire that broke out after the attack was brought under control by Iraqi Kurdish civil defence teams.
An investigation has been launched into the attack, which is the latest example of increasing Turkish attacks in the Iraqi Kurdistan region. On 6 August, a civilian was killed and another seriously injured in another Turkish drone attack on a vehicle in a village near Duhok.
Turkey has justified its drone attacks as part of its ongoing air and ground operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Meanwhile, the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has been accused of actively collaborating with Turkey in ongoing attacks against Kurdish guerrillas in the Zap region of northern Iraq.