Friday, July 8, 2016

New Bomb Attack In Iraq Results With The Iraqi PM Dismissing His Top Baghdad Security Officials

Reuters: Iraqi PM dismisses top Baghdad security officials after bombing

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday dismissed three officials in charge of Baghdad's security after last weekend's bombing that killed nearly 300 people and caused outrage at the inadequacy of emergency services and the security apparatus.

A statement posted on his Facebook page said he had fired the commander of military operations, security services and intelligence in the capital.

The bombing, claimed by the ultra-hardline Sunni militant group Islamic State, was the deadliest bombing in Iraq since U.S.-led forces toppled Saddam Hussein 13 years ago.

Interior Minister Mohammed Ghabban resigned on Tuesday blaming the attack on a lack of communication between multiple forces in charge of the capital's security.

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WNU Editor: This attack follows on the heels of last weekends bomb attack that killed 292 Iraqis .... Baghdad bombing death toll rises to 292 (NRT).

More News On Today's New Bomb Attack In Iraq

Baghdad security chiefs dismissed after deadly attacks -- Al Jazeera
Iraqi PM Fires Head of Baghdad Security After Shrine Attack -- AP
Iraq PM sacks security chiefs as new attack kills 30 -- AFP
At least 37 dead in attack on Shiite shrine in Iraq -- USA Today
35 killed in deadly attack on Shiite shrine north of Baghdad as Abadi sacks security chief -- RUDAW

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