Kurdish security foils terrorist attack in Sulaimani, four injured
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – In an ambush on Sunday night, the security of Chamchamal in the Province of Sulaimani foiled a terrorist attack where four security personnel were wounded.
The Mayor of Chamchamal town Amanj Mohamad stated in a press conference that there were two “terrorists” involved in the attack.
According to Mohamad, one of them held a high rank among the Islamic State (IS) and had participated in over 20 terrorist activities.
“In a security ambush, one of the terrorists were killed while the other one blew himself up,” the Mayor said.
Additionally, he mentioned that the incident took place in the village of Zhalla in Chamchamal.
“Four security personnel were wounded, but their conditions are quite stable,” he added.
Mohamad noted that the security had information before the assault and continuously ambushed the suspected terrorists until they were trapped on Sunday night.
Moreover, Ahmed Nadir, the Director of Security for West Sulaimani, stated that the terrorist who detonated himself was a teenager from Aghjalar town. The identity of the second suspect remains unknown.
“His identity is unknown, he might be a foreigner,” Nadir explained.
He also stated that the security forces would continue chasing suspected IS members in the area.
The Kurdistan Region is home to 1.8 million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) who mostly fled from other parts of Iraq due to the threat of the jihadists in the north of the country.
The Region shares over 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) of its border with IS in the north of Iraq.
Editing by Karzan Sulaivany