Arrests made in Kirkuk gas official’s assassination

Iraqi premier claims members of Kurdish police were involved, raising prospect of political motives behind the May 2 attack.
Arrests made in Kirkuk gas official’s assassination
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi meets with local political and security officials in Kirkuk province's Taza sub-district on the day the operation to retake Mosul officially commenced, Oct. 17, 2016. (KAMARAN AL-NAJAR/Iraq Oil Report)

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that Kurdish police officers have been arrested for the assassination of the deputy director of the North Gas Company (NGC)."Some elements of Sulaimaniya's police did it," Abadi said in a televised press conference late Monday.Two Kirkuk-based security officials involved in the investigation confirmed that suspects had been arrested for the May 2 shooting of Mohammed Younis Kali. But details of the attack and the alleged perpetrators remain...

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