One civilian killed, five injured after Turkey bombs Amedia in Kurdistan Region

AMEDIA, Kurdistan (Rudaw) – At least one Kurdish civilian was killed and five others wounded in fresh Turkish airstrikes in Amedia in the Kurdistan Region on Wednesday.

Warshin Salman, mayor of the Sheladze town confirmed to Rudaw that the Turkish fighters bombed the villages of Shamke and Sinjeyan in Nerwa and Rekan districts in Amedi.

A hospital official in Amedia told Erbil-based Rudaw due to the airstrike “a citizen was killed and five others wounded,” but that the wounded hadn’t yet been received.

“These people are from Sheladze,” local resident Mohammed Salih told Rudaw, speaking of the causalities. “They had gone to their villages of Shamke and Sinjeyan for spring herbs, but this afternoon Turkish warplanes bombed their areas, killing one and wounding five others.”

Salih added that because the injured hadn’t been taken to the hospital yet, the death toll may rise.

Turkey has frequently bombed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) bases inside the Kurdistan Region after clashes resumed between Ankara and Kurdish guerrillas in July 2015.

Turkish warplanes bombed the Amedia region several times last month, resulting in material damages and injuring a 35-year-old woman.

The mountainous border area of Amedi is about 50 kilometers northeast of the provincial capital of Duhok.