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US Confirms Death of American Citizen in Iran’s Attacks on Iraqi Kurdistan

US Confirms Death of American Citizen in Iran’s Attacks on Iraqi Kurdistan

Friday, 30 September, 2022 - 07:15
Smoke rises from the Iraqi Kurdistan headquarters of the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran, after Iran's Revolutionary Guards' strike on the outskirts of Kirkuk, Iraq September 28, 2022. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

The United States Department of State has confirmed that an American citizen was killed in Iranian missile and drone attacks on Wednesday that struck areas in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq.


“We can confirm that a US citizen was killed as a result of a rocket attack in the Iraqi Kurdistan region,” State Department spokesman Vedant Patel said on Thursday.


Citing privacy laws, he declined further details. But he reiterated US denunciations of the strikes.


Washington also affirmed on Wednesday that no American officials were injured in the attacks in Erbil’s vicinities that left 13 people dead and 58 wounded.


The Iran International news website said the citizen was Omar Mahmoudzadeh and published a photo of his American passport, which showed that he was born in 1963.


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