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Russia, Turkey condemn assassination attempt on Iraqi prime minister

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survived a drone attack on his Baghdad residence.
A picture taken on Nov. 7, 2021, shows government buildings inside Baghdad's Green Zone across the Tigris River, following an overnight drone attack.

Russia, Turkey and Bahrain joined other states today in condemning the assassination attempt on Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

Kadhimi’s official residence was attacked via explosives-laden drones early yesterday morning. He survived, but several members of his security team suffered injuries. The incident followed a threat two days earlier from the leader of the Iran-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia. Tensions have been high in Iraq following the October elections. The predominantly Shiite Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), some of whom are supported by Iran, performed poorly in the contest. Some PMU supporters have alleged electoral fraud since the elections.

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