Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi Decries 'Cowardly' Attack On His Home

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi Decries 'Cowardly' Attack On His Home

Andrew H. Sweet

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has survived an assassination attempt after drones laden with explosives targeted his residence in the capital, Baghdad, in an incident that raises tensions in the country weeks after a general election disputed by Iran-backed militia groups.

Security forces in the area shot down two drones. A third hit al-Kadhimi's residence in Baghdad's Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign embassies, Interior Ministry Spokesman Saad Maan told state television al-Iraqiya.

The attack came two days after deadly protests in the Iraqi capital over a general election held on October 10. No group immediately claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack.

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