Over 30 Kurds killed in Mo­sul last month

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

More than 170 people were killed in vi­o­lence across Mo­sul last month, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice sources there, one of the high­est monthly death tolls in the year for the Kurds.

Vi­o­lence has in­creased sharply in Nin­eveh Prov­ince gen­er­ally over the past three months, with bomb­ings in civil­ian ar­eas grow­ing more fre­quent as fears grow that wide­spread ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties con­tinue.

Ac­cord­ing to Me­dia Man­ager of Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party (KDP) Head­quar­ter in Mo­sul, Saeed Ma­muzini, 173 people were killed in the ter­ror­ists bomb­ings last month in the city, and 33 of them were Kurds.

Iraqi and Kur­dis­tan Re­gion au­thor­i­ties be­lieve the lo­cal off­shoot of al-Qaida like The Is­lamic State of Iraq and the Le­vant known as ISIL and other Sun­ni­backed mil­i­tant groups are re­spon­si­ble for much of the vi­o­lence.

Ma­muzini said that 51 armed men from ISIL and 127 ter­ror­ists form other groups have been ar­rested since last month.

“The killings have dropped gen­er­ally but killing Kurds has in­creased un­for­tu­nately,” he di­vulged.

The sta­tis­ti­cal data from po­lice sources show that over 360 people have been killed dur­ing the first four months of this year. People de­mand that the Iraqi po­lit­i­cal lead­ers must act im­me­di­ately to stop this in­tol­er­a­ble blood­shed.

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