An explosives-laden drone attacked the residence of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi in Baghdad this Sunday in what the Iraqi Army described as an “assassination attempt.” informs Reuters.
After the assault, Al Kadhimi assured on his Twitter account that “it is fine” and he asked the population to remain “calm and restrained for the good of Iraq.”
Security sources disclosed that six members of Al Kadhimi’s personal protection force stationed outside his residence were injured.
Diplomats from Western countries residing in Baghdad’s ‘green zone’, where government buildings and embassies are located, heard explosions and gunfire in the area. So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The incident came after protests in the Iraqi capital over the outcome of last month’s general elections degenerated into clashes with security forces. Police responded with tear gas, killing at least one protester.
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