BAGHDAD (AP) — A roadside bombing focused British diplomatic autos in Baghdad on Tuesday, the British Embassy and Iraqi officers mentioned. There have been no accidents however the assault is fueling issues of armed teams exterior of the state’s management.
The assault focused an embassy convoy on a Baghdad freeway near the Umm al-Tabool Mosque, the British Embassy and Iraqi safety officers mentioned. Nobody instantly claimed duty for the bombing.
The roads and the realm of the assault, between the airport and the closely fortified Inexperienced Zone, are sometimes utilized by diplomatic missions, the Iraqi official mentioned, talking on situation of anonymity as a result of they weren’t approved to speak to the media.
The Inexperienced Zone is dwelling to the seat of Iraq’s authorities and likewise many overseas embassies, together with the British and the U.S.
The assault is the primary in months to focus on a diplomatic convoy and comes amid close to every day rocket assaults aimed on the Inexperienced Zone and Iraqi military bases internet hosting U.S. troops. Rocket assaults have hardly ever result in vital losses.
The rocket assaults surged at an alarming tempo when Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi traveled to the U.S. final month to conclude strategic talks. They’ve put stress on his administration, which has promised to reign in armed teams appearing exterior of state authority.
Related Press author Murtada Faraj in Baghdad contributed to this report.