An armed gang has killed a leader in Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and injured his son after storming the PUK leader’s house in Khanaqin city in northeastern Diyala, a source told The Baghdad Post Wednesday.
Many Iraqi cities are witnessing a state of insecurity. Armed gangs commit heinous crimes against civilians, including kidnapping, torturing and killing.
The influence of armed gangs has increased amid lax security.
PUK was accused of colluding with the federal government during its offensive on Kirkuk and disputed areas on October 16. It has been accused of treason for giving orders to Peshmerga forces to withdraw from Kirkuk during the offensive without a fight.
This allowed the Iraqi forces, backed by the Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS), to control the city.