KIRKUK, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – On Friday, an improvised explosive device (IED) in the south of Kirkuk Province killed a Peshmerga officer and wounded two other soldiers.
Kurdistan24 Correspondent Harem Jaff stated that at 07:00 a.m. local time, a Peshmerga vehicle detonated a booby-trap in the village of Zarga located in the south of Kirkuk.
“The IED killed Jamal Fatih, a Peshmerga officer and injured Kawa Tofiq and his guard,” Jaff said.
The Islamic State (IS) often plants booby-traps on main roads in Zarga to target Peshmerga military vehicles, a commander told Kurdistan24.
The Kurdistan24 Correspondent also mentioned that the two wounded Peshmerga were transferred to Kirkuk Hospital and that their health remains stable.
On March 18, a similar explosion took place in the area injuring four Peshmerga soldiers.