Gunfire after drone attack in Baghdad, PM escapes an assassination attempt



 According to reports, prime minister al-khadimi has escaped unhurt in the alleged assassination attempt. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.


An official statement from the Iraqi military said that the attack targeted Kadimi's residence in Baghdad's green zone and that he was in good health. Western diplomats, based in the green zone, which houses government buildings And foreign embassies said that they heard explosions and gunfire in the area. The Iraqi prime minister, meanwhile, has appealed for calm and restraint.


Issuing a tweet, al-Qaeda's official account said that he is doing fine and urged for absolute peace for the good of Iraq. In fact, shortly after the prime minister's residence in the green zone was targeted by a drone-type gun, fire Could be heard in Baghdad. Shortly after the drone attack on the Iraqi prime minister's residence, you can hear gunshots in the background.


While the smoke was seen rising in the sky over Baghdad, it remains unclear who fired these shots. Now. The drone attack, which security sources said, has injured.


Several members of khadimi's personal protection came after protests In the Iraqi capital over the result of a general election that took place last month. Iraq has been witnessing mass protests for a couple of weeks. Now the recent wave of demonstrations is staged by Iran-aligned militias that lost much of their parliamentary power in the October election.


They have alleged voter fraud and counting irregularities against the ruling government. Now we are getting the first reaction from Washington on the Baghdad drone Attack. The united states of America have condemned this drone attack on the Iraqi prime minister's residence, which is characterized as an apparent act of terrorism.


State Department, spokesperson, ned price, says, and quote, we are relieved to learn that prime minister was unharmed in this apparent act of terrorism, which we strongly condemn, was directed at the heart of the Iraqi state. We are in close touch with Iraqi Security forces, charged with upholding Iraq's sovereignty and independence, and have offered our assistance as they investigate this attack.

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