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Iran-backed militia used Iranian-made drones in attack on Iraqi PM: Sources

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A drone attack that targeted the Iraqi prime minister on Sunday was carried out by at least one Iran-backed militia group, Iraqi security officials and sources close to the militias said.

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The sources, who spoke to Reuters on Monday condition of anonymity, said the drones and explosives used in the attack were Iranian-made.

Photos show damage to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s home as a result of the failed assassination attempt. (ِAFP)
Photos show damage to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s home as a result of the failed assassination attempt. (ِAFP)

A spokesperson for one Iran-aligned paramilitary group declined to comment immediately on the attack and who carried it out. Other Iran-backed groups could not be reached immediately for comment, and there was no immediate comment from the government in Tehran.

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi escaped unhurt from the attack on his residence in Baghdad, which was carried out using explosives-laden drone.

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