The military is talking about a failed liquidation attempt. According to security sources, six security guards parked outside the PM’s house were injured.
High Security Zone
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a crowd of hundreds of supporters of pro-Iranian groups at a rally in the Iraqi capital, known as the Green Zone.
Government offices and foreign embassies are also located in this high security zone. Protesters do not agree with the outcome of the October 10 parliamentary elections.
The Prime Minister is right
The Prime Minister said on Twitter that he was fine. “I urge all to work for peace and security in Iraq.”
The United States has condemned the drone strike. “We are relieved to know that the Prime Minister was not injured. We strongly condemn this act of terrorism, which is against the heart of the Iraqi government,” a US State Department spokesman said.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Western diplomats near the Green Zone said they heard explosions and gunfire in the area.
On Friday, protests by supporters of parties contesting the election turned violent with police. Officers were pelted with stones and several policemen were injured. Then the police threw tear smoke and cartridges on the protesters, at least killed a protagonist.
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