Turkish diplomat, one other shot dead in Kurdish capital

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Published on July 17, 2019 - Duration: 00:43s

Turkish diplomat, one other shot dead in Kurdish capital

At least two people including a Turkish diplomat were shot dead on Wednesday in a rare attack in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil, Kurdish security officials and Turkey's foreign ministry said.

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Turkish diplomat, one other shot dead in Kurdish capital

A gunman opened fire at a restaurant where Turkish diplomats were dining before fleeing in a car driven by an accomplice, two Kurdish security officials and a witness said.

Security forces began a search for the attackers, the Kurdish officials said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Turkey's foreign ministry said one of those killed was a diplomat working at its consulate to Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region in Erbil.

A statement from the Kurdistan region's internal security service said two people were killed - the diplomat and another civilian - and one other person wounded.

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