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US not accusing any party for assassination attempt on Iraqi PM 

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi shows his inked finger after casting his vote in the country's early general election in Baghdad, Iraq on 10 October 2021. [Iraqi Prime Ministry Press Office - Anadolu Agency]
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi shows his inked finger after casting his vote in the country's early general election in Baghdad, Iraq on 10 October 2021 [Iraqi Prime Ministry Press Office - Anadolu Agency]

The US Defence Department said on Tuesday that it is not accusing any party of the assassination attempt on Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi earlier this week.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that it is investigating the hypothesis that Iranian-backed militias carried out the attack on Al-Kadhimi. However, it does not allege that anyone specific is responsible.

The announcement by the Pentagon came a day after the US Central Command accused pro-Iran militias of planning to assassinate Al-Kadhimi.

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