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The Foreigner Krekar’s family name hit-man’s client. Believe Kurdish head ordered assassination. Police are now investigating claims by Mullah Krekar’s family that the recent attempt on his life was arranged by one of his enemies in Northern Iraq.Interviewed According to VG, the family believes the unnamed man planned the details of the attack whilst he was in Norway in the middle of January, and is a central leader in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). They also believe Monday’s attack was designed either to kill or frighten Krekar.

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Krekar’s family name hit-man’s client

Published on Wednesday, 27th January, 2010 at 13:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Believe Kurdish head ordered assassination.



Police are now investigating claims by Mullah Krekar’s family that the recent attempt on his life was arranged by one of his enemies in Northern Iraq.

Interviewed

According to VG, the family believes the unnamed man planned the details of the attack whilst he was in Norway in the middle of January, and is a central leader in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). They also believe Monday’s attack was designed either to kill or frighten Krekar.

“I can confirm that police have been given the information, and are investigating particulars divulged during questioning (of Krekar and his family) as one of several leads,” says Grete Lien Metlid, head of the police’s violent crime unit.

Meanwhile, a Facebook group called “Send Krekar out of the country” presently has 83,000 members, giving details of how to get into the backyard of his Tøyen apartment in Oslo, writes Klassekampen.

Tactics

Brynjar Meling, Krekar’s lawyer, says though he’s not at liberty to go into details, he claims information about the hit man will influence the decision to deport his client at the earliest opportunity, should it prove to be correct.

But Foad Askari, the PUK’s representative in Norway, denies they have anything to do with Monday’s shooting, telling NRK he believes Krekar has made the whole thing up in an attempt to stay here.

The Islamist armed group Ansar al-Islam, which Krekar is the former leader of, was involved in several skirmishes with the PUK in Northern Iraq at the beginning of 2000.

Police are making no further comment about Krekar’s claims.




Published on Wednesday, 27th January, 2010 at 13:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: mullah, krekar, ansar, al-islam, puk, patriotic, union, pakistan, hit, man, assassination, attempt, toeyen, oslo, norway, police.





  
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