KNK delegate killed in armed attack in Hewler

An armed attack was carried out on the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) representation in Hewler, claiming the life of a delegate.

The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Representative Office in Hewler (Erbil) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq was targeted by an armed attack on Monday.

The attack by unknown persons killed Deniz Cevdet Bülbül, a delegate of the KNK. Bülbül came from the Gever (Yüksekova) district of Hakkari.

An official statement by the security authorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) on the attack is not yet available.

The KNK was founded in 1999 as an association of political parties and organisations from all four parts of Kurdistan. Its aim is to strengthen the national unity of the Kurds and to support the cooperation of political parties. The association was founded on the initiative of the Kurdish liberation movement. Its headquarters are in Brussels.