Poland condemns attack on Iraqi prime minister
Poland has condemned an assassination attempt by an armed drone on the prime minister of Iraq, a spokesman for the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday.
On Saturday night, the residence of the Iraqi prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, was hit by a drone. The attack was condemned by the USA, Saudi Arabia and Iran. The prime minister did not suffer, but six soldiers died.
"Poland strongly condemns the attempted attack on the Prime Minister of Iraq... We reject all destabilisation attempts, acts of terror and actions aimed against the democratisation process in the Republic of Iraq," the foreign ministry's Sunday statement read.
"We call on all parties to refrain from violence, remain calm and prudent, and conduct political dialogue to de-escalate tensions, in the interest of the security of all Iraqi citizens and stability in the region," the statement also said.
Three drones were used in the attack, including two that were intercepted and downed by security forces while a third drone hit the prime minister's residence causing an explosion, state news agency INA reported citing the Iraqi interior ministry's source.
Images published by INA showed damage to some parts of the prime minister's residence and a damaged SUV vehicle.
The Iraqi Prime Minister escaped unharmed in the attack and remains in "good health," the Iraqi military said.