ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Peshmerga fighters of the Iranian Kurdish opposition group, the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), killed at least four members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the village of Koke.
In a statement on its website, the PDKI said its fighters killed and wounded at least four IRGC members following clashes in the outskirts of the Kurdish city of Bokan on Saturday night.
The Peshmerga fighters did not suffer any casualties.
Clashes between the Kurdish fighters and Iranian troops are on the rise in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhilat).
On June 24, the PDKI said it killed a commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard following clashes on the border.
The incident occurred a day earlier after the IRGC engaged the Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga fighters near the city of Piranshahr, a statement by the Kurdish opposition group said.
The Iranian troops targeted the PDKI Peshmerga’s positions in the mountains of Ziwa and Kona Lajan in Piranshahr, the statement added.
It also mentioned that the Iranian fighters suffered casualties, but the IRGC only confirmed the death of one commander by the name of Mohammed Hashmi, a second lieutenant officer. A soldier by the name of Kasri Abdolalizadeh was also severely injured.
On June 8, PDKI Peshmerga also announced they had killed nine and wounded 18 members of the IRGC in Oshanvieh’s (Shino) Siakew Mountain located near the border with the Kurdistan Region.
After a decades-long ceasefire, the Kurdish opposition group resumed its armed struggle against the Iranian government a few years ago. It is one of the exiled parties that seek to achieve Kurdish rights within a democratic and federal system in Iran.