The criminal were drug addicts.
One of the suspects was killed and the other injured in a shootout between the security forces and two suspects in Zakho.
Kurdsat English reporter in Duhok said that the security forces in Zakho’s Tilkabery neighborhood tried to arrest two wanted fugitives; around 4 pm today, the two fugitives confronted the security forces, opening fire on them.
As a result, one of the criminals was killed, and the other was wounded. According to the police, the Zakho court issued their arrest warrant on drug abuse charges.
The Kurdistan region has become a regional hub of narcotics given the significant rise, with Iran being the main source of drug imports. Last year, close to two thousand people were arrested on drug-related charges, including dealing, using, and promoting substance use, according to the Kurdistan region’s Anti-narcotics Department.