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Iraqi prime minister survives assassination bid with drones

Iraqi prime minister survives assassination bid with drones

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survived an assassination attempt with armed drones that targeted his residence early Sunday and officials said he was unharmed. The attack was a major escalation amid tensions sparked by the refusal of Iran-backed militias to accept last month’s parliamentary election results. Two Iraqi officials told The Associated Press…

Iraqi Prime Minister’s residence targeted by drone strike, military says

Iraqi Prime Minister’s residence targeted by drone strike, military says

BAGHDAD — A drone targeted the residence of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad early Sunday, the army said, signaling a major escalation as Iran-linked groups contest the results of last month’s elections. “I am fine,” Kadhimi posted in a message to Twitter, thanking God and calling for restraint. The military described the attack…