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Iraqi Prime Minister survives exploding drone assassination attempt

Al-Kadhimi went on to Twitter moments after the attack and called for “calm and restraint from everyone.”
“Thank God, I am fine and among my people,” he tweeted on his official account.
“I was and still am a redemption project for Iraq and the people of Iraq. The missiles of treachery will not discourage the believers and will shake a hair of the stability and determination of our heroic security forces to preserve people’s security, achieve justice and set the law in place,” he tweeted.
The Iraqi military said afterward that Al-Kadhimi was unharmed and in good health, and that security forces were “taking the necessary measures in connection with this failed attempt.”
No one has claimed responsibility for the assassination attempt, but it comes amid heightened tensions in the capital.
On Friday, one person was killed and dozens were wounded after supporters of Iran-backed militias clashed with Iraqi security forces in Baghdad near the Green Zone, health officials told CNN.
Parties representing Iran-backed militias called for protests after losing Parliament seats during Iraq’s elections last month, angering militia leaders and sparking several protests and sit-ins over the past weeks.
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