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Iran denies its troops entered Iraq to attack Kurds

Iran on Monday denied Baghdad’s accusation that Iranian soldiers had shelled Kurdish positions on the Iraqi border and ventured five kilometers (three miles) into Iraq to attack Kurdish rebels. Iran’s Kurdish territories along its border with Iraq have simmered with unrest since July. Several members of Iran’s security forces and Kurds have died in a string of street protests and gunfights. Iraq’s Defense Ministry on Sunday said Iranian troops had crossed the border to attack positions of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on April 21. Iran accuses Pezhak, PKK’s Iranian wing, of killing several of its soldiers. Full Story

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