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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survives drone attack assassination attempt

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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survives drone attack assassination attempt

Al-Kadhimi survived an assassination attempt after his residence was targeted by explosives-laden drones in Baghdad on Sunday.

Al-Kadhimi escaped an assassination attempt on Sunday after explosives-laden drones targeted his residence in Baghdad. The attack escalated tensions over the refusal of Iran-backed militias to accept last month’s parliamentary election results.

Seven security guards were injured in at least three drone strikes in the heavily fortified Green Zone. There were no claims of attack, but suspicion immediately fell on Iran-backed militias, who publicly attacked al-Kadhimi and issued threats. The Iraqi military said Al-Kadhimi was good in health, and that security forces were “taking the necessary measures in relation to this failed attempt.”

A source close to the Iraqi leader said on Sunday that al-Kadhimi was returning from guarding security forces engaged in a standoff with protesters at the southern gate of the Green Zone, a heavily fortified area of ​​Baghdad, where the prime minister’s residence and other drone strikes took place. Government and diplomatic buildings are located around the time.

The US State Department denounced “clear acts of terrorism” in a statement on Sunday. ” We are in close touch with the Iraqi security forces charged with upholding Iraq’s sovereignty and independence and have offered our assistance as they investigate this attack”, spokesman Ned Price said.

The chairman of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), a semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq, also issued a statement condemning the failed assassination attempt, calling it a “terrorist act”, marking a “dangerous development that threatens security and stability in the country and its dire consequences.”

Influential Shia Muslim cleric and head of the powerful Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, called the incident a “terrorist act” that “return to a state of anarchy controlled by non-government forces so that Iraq can fight against it.” Be subjected to the pain of riots, violence, and terrorism, so that external threats and interventions have swept it away”.

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