Baghdad :A rocket struck the house of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi during a drone attack, Al Arabiya reports.
The broadcaster said early on Sunday that a drone attack targeted the prime minister’s house and a Katyusha rocket struck it. Al-Kadhimi was injured and was taken to the hospital. Several of his security guards were also wounded.
The Shafaq news agency said citing an Iraqi security source that three of the prime minister’s security guards were injured.
According to Al Arabiya, there was also heavy gunfire exchange near the Green Zone in Baghdad. A security source told the broadcaster that a drone believed to have been involved in the attack on Al-Kadhimi’s house was intercepted.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said on Twitter following the reported drone attack targeting his house that he was fine and was calling for calm and restraint from everyone.
The Iraqi News Agency (INA) said citing security forces that there was an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate the prime minister with the help of a drone, but he was not hurt.