Once again, a political activist opposed to the Islamic Republic of Iran was targeted and severely wounded in Iraq. In recent days, news of Iran’s attempt to assassinate two Kurdish political leaders has surfaced.
Today, Monday, June 6, a car bomb exploded in the Setaghan neighborhood of Erbil due to a car bomb belonging to Akbar Safar Almas, a member of the Kurdistan Kurdistan Organization.
The Kurdistan Anti-Terror Organization said the blast took place near the headquarters of the Khabat Organization and injured the driver of a car belonging to members of the anti-Iranian organization.
Shooresh Haji, the head of communications for the Khabat organization, said that this was a terrorist act, and that the only culprits in their view were the Iranian security forces.
On the other hand, according to some reports, the Islamic Republic of Iran intended to assassinate Mustafa Hijri, the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran, and Rostam Jahangiri, a member of the party’s central committee, through a person named Loghman, an Iranian Kurdish businessman living in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Over the past 40 years, Iranian security forces have assassinated or abducted more than 540 dissidents outside Iran, including more than 330 in Iraqi Kurdistan.