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Security advisor releases results of investigation into assassination attempt on Kadhimi

Hands-on approach. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi chairs the ministerial meeting of the new Iraqi cabinet in Baghdad, May 9. (AFP)
PM:09:49:29/11/2021

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SULAIMANI — National Security Advisor Qasim al-Araji gave the initial results on Monday (November 29) of an investigation into the attack on Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s home on November 7.

The committee uncovered the attack was carried out by two drones, one of which landed on the roof of Kadhimi’s home and the other in the courtyard of the house, Araji stated, according to Iraqi News Agency.

"One of the projectiles exploded and the second did not,” Araji said, adding an anti-explosive team and a forensic evidence team were sent to the scene.

"The attack with two projectiles confirms the direct targeting of the life of the Prime Minister. A second projectile that did not explode was found on the roof of the Prime Minister's house on the second day," Araji said, as quoted by Iraqi News Agency.

The security advisor said the committee has "not yet accused a person or entity” and that more time was needed.

It was also concluded that the drones were made in Iraq.

Six of Kadhimi’s bodyguards were injured in the assassination attempt on Kadhimi’s home in Baghdad’s Green Zone on November 7. The PM was unhurt.

(NRT Digital Media)