Iraq Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survives assassination bid with drones
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Iraq Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survives assassination bid with drones

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November 7, 2021

Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survived an assassination attempt with armed drones that targeted his residence early Sunday and officials said he was unharmed. The attack was a major escalation amid tensions sparked by the refusal of Iran-backed militias to accept last month’s parliamentary election results.


New Delhi, 07 November 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, Two Iraqi officials told The Associated Press that seven of al-Kadhimi’s security guards were injured in the attack with two armed drones which occurred in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone area. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to give official statements. “The rockets of treason will not shake one bit of the steadfastness and determination of the heroic security forces,” the prime minister tweeted shortly after the attack. “I am fine and among my people. Thank God.” In a statement, the government said the drones tried to hit al-Kadhimi’s home. Residents of Baghdad heard the sound of an explosion followed by gunfire from the direction of the Green Zone, which houses foreign embassies and government offices.

Source - indianexpress.com

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