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Iraqi Prime Minister Survives Assassination Attempt by Drone

Mustafa al-Kadhimi

Mustafa al-Kadhimi

Photographer: raqi Prime Ministry Press Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survived an assassination attempt early Sunday after an explosive-laden drone targeted his residence inside the Green Zone.

The prime minister wasn’t hurt in the attack, the Iraqi army said in a statement. Al-Kadhimi called for calm in a tweet, and said he was doing well. He has personally brokered talks between Shiite power Iran and Saudi Arabia’s Sunni monarchy, whose rivalry has shaken parts of the Middle East.