Iraqi Officials: Prime Minister Survives Assassination Bid

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi authorities mentioned that Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has survived an assassination try with an armed drone and is unhurt.

In an announcement launched early Sunday, the federal government mentioned the drone tried to hit al-Kadhimi’s home in Baghdad’s closely fortified Green Zone space. Residents of Baghdad heard the sound of an explosion adopted by gunfire from the route of the capital’s closely fortified Green Zone, which homes overseas embassies and authorities workplaces.

The safety assertion launched by state-run media mentioned the failed assassination try was with “a booby-trapped drone that tried to target his residence in the Green Zone.” It added that he was not harmed and was in good well being.

“The security forces are taking the necessary measures in connection with this failed attempt,” it mentioned.

Pro-Iran Shiite militias supporters have been camped outdoors the Green zone for nearly a month after they rejected the outcomes of Iraq’s parliamentary elections wherein they had been the largest losers.