A drone hits the Iraqi Prime Minister’s residence in a “failed assassination attempt”

The Iraqi Prime Minister Mostafá al Kazemi assures that he is fine and asks the citizens to “rest and restrain”.

A drone with explosives hit the residence of Iraqi Prime Minister Mostafá al Kazemi in a “failed attempted assassination”, as the country’s authorities announced early on Sunday morning.

A drone hits the Iraqi Prime Minister’s residence in a “failed assassination attempt”
A drone hits the Iraqi Prime Minister’s residence in a “failed assassination attempt”

Al Kazemi assured him that he was doing well and asked the citizens for “calm and moderation”. “The rockets of betrayal will not discourage the believers,” the president defended in a message on his Twitter account.

Authorities have confirmed that Al Kazemi is unharmed and in good health. “The security forces are taking the necessary measures in connection with this failed (assassination) attempt,” said the country’s Security Media Cell in a statement collected by the Iraqi news agency NINA.

The attack came a few hours after a group of sympathizers of the militias of the People’s Mobilization Forces – near Iran – demonstrated at the gates of the capital’s “green zone”, which is home to the main embassies and the ministerial headquarters and residence of the Prime Minister.

Protesters protested the results of the early parliamentary elections in October. On Friday, a protester was killed and hundreds injured in clashes with security forces during protests called on by pro-Iranian groups.

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