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Iraqi Kurdish security arrest man behind shooting Turkish diplomat: statement


ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdistan’s internal security service has arrested the main culprit behind the deadly shooting of a Turkish diplomat in the regional capital Erbil, it said on Saturday.

“The Kurdistan Region announced on Saturday the arrest of the man who planned the assassination of a Turkish diplomat in a restaurant in Erbil, less than a week after the attack,” the Asayish security service said in a statement.

Reporting by Azad Lashkari in Erbil and Ali Sultan in Sulaimaniya; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Gareth Jones



via Reuters