Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi Survives Assassination Attempt
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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi Survives Assassination Attempt

By IndraStra Global News Team

Image Attribute: The file photo of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi / Source: Getty Images

Image Attribute: The file photo of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi / Source: Getty Images

On November 7, 2021, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi escaped unhurt after a drone attack on his home inside Baghdad's high-security Green Zone. The drone was laden with explosives struck the building, injuring seven of his bodyguards in an apparent assassination attempt.



Image Attribute: The screengrab of the video taken by the Iraqi security forces.

"It's premature now to say who carried out the attack," the official was quoted as saying. "We're checking our intelligence reports and waiting for initial investigation results to point the finger at perpetrators."


Commercial drones fitted with explosives were used by the Islamic State militant group when it held parts of northern Iraq, notably during the battle for Mosul in 2017. According to security sources, three drones were used in the attack, launched from near Republic Bridge on the River Tigris, but two were shot down.


Image Attribute: The screengrab of the video taken by the Iraqi security forces.


Image Attribute: The screengrab of the video taken by the Iraqi security forces.

The attack, which comes after violent unrest over recent election results, was condemned by both the US and Iran. As of now, there was no claim for the attack, but suspicion immediately fell on the Iran-backed militias that have publicly attacked Al-Kadhimi and issued threats.


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