Tuesday 22 October 2019

Seven killed in Iraq bomb attack

A suicide bombing near the Iraqi interior ministry killed seven people yesterday in Baghdad's second serious attack in a week, writes Richard Spencer.

The bombing will add to fears of Iraq's growing instability since the withdrawal of US forces.

The government is on the verge of collapse after Iraqiya, the bloc representing most Sunnis, walked out of the coalition in protest at the Shia prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki.

Mr Maliki had issued a warrant for the arrest of Tariq al-Hashemi, the Sunni vice- president, accusing him of being responsible for terror attacks. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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