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Gunmen set fire to Kurdish TV station

Gunmen set fire to Kurdish TV station

A spokesman for a Kurdish television station says gunmen burst into the network's building overnight, shot up the equipment and set fire to the building.
Farhang Hars said that 40 to 50 gunmen wearing military style clothes attacked the headquarters of NRT television in Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles (260 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, early Sunday.
He said NRT, which had only been on the air for a few days, broadcast footage of a deadly protest this week. He suggested the attack was related to the footage.
During Thursday's protest, security guards opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators that had surrounded the Sulaimaniyah headquarters of Kurdish President Massoud Barzani's political party and pelted it with stones.
Two people were killed and dozens were injured.


Updated : 2021-10-25 04:02 GMT+08:00