SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 30 November 2022, Wednesday |

Explosive drone detonates in Iraq’s northern city of Erbil

According to a statement from Kurdistan’s counter-terrorism department, a drone detonated in Iraq’s northern city of Erbil on Wednesday, wounding three individuals and destroying many automobiles.

The explosive drone exploded on Pirmam road in Erbil’s outskirts around 9:35 p.m. Iraq time, according to the statement.

The drone was shot down, according to two security sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

There was no instant admission of guilt.

A security source previously stated that a drone strike targeted the US consulate, but provided no other specifics.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi told Kurdish Prime Minister Masoud Barzani in a phone call that Baghdad will cooperate with Erbil to hold the perpetrators accountable, according to a statement.

    Source:
  • Reuters