Kurdish citizens previously detained by the security forces now released in Kirkuk 


Shafaq News/ The former Iraqi parliament member, Rebwar Taha, announced the release of the Kurdish citizens detained by the security authorities in Kirkuk.

 Taha said in a Facebook post that he went with the leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Khaled Shawani, to the police station today, and all the young detainees were released.

 The security authorities had recently arrested a group of Kurdish youth in Kirkuk after the elections due to disagreements and quarrels with supporters of other political parties.

Earlier today, the head of the caretaker government, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, made a phone call on Wednesday with the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani, in which they discussed the situation in Kirkuk Governorate.

 A statement issued by the regional government, said that during the call, the two parties discussed the situation of Kirkuk city, in which some parties tried to ignite chaos to distort the success of the voting process.

 According to the statement, the two sides agreed that no party should be allowed to create chaos or harm the citizens and properties, and therefore the current unpleasant security situation in Kirkuk should be ended as soon as possible.

 The statement indicated that al-Kadhimi instructed the concerned authorities to release all detainees in Kirkuk.

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