A Kurdish political get together in Iran mentioned Tuesday that its operatives killed an Iranian intelligence agent allegedly accountable for killing Kurdish activists.
The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) mentioned that Khidir Pirotipenah was killed in a navy operation. Pirotipenah “was responsible for the assassination of several Kurdish activists and freedom fighters,” the PDKI mentioned in a tweet.
The PDKI is certainly one of a number of Kurdish dissident teams in Iran that seeks higher autonomy for Kurds within the nation. Like different Kurdish events with armed wings, PDKI has a presence within the neighboring Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Iran has attacked the PDKI within the area for years.
The information follows a sequence of escalations between Iranian Kurdish teams and the Iranian authorities. An Iranian Kurdish politician was discovered lifeless in an Erbil lodge room in August. In September, human rights teams accused Iranian intelligence of killing a Kurdish activist.
The identical month, Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) mentioned it dismantled an unspecified “terrorist” group within the Kurdistan Province in western Iran. An IRGC commander additionally warned the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq about internet hosting Kurdish teams from Iran not too long ago.