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Newsline: Drone targeted U.S. Consulate in Iraq

A drone attack targeted the U.S. Consulate in Iraq’s northern city of Erbil on Wednesday, a security source told Reuters. A drone exploded in Erbil on Wednesday injuring three people and damaging several cars, according to a statement by Kurdistan’s counter-terrorism service. The explosive drone detonated on Pirmam road in Erbil’s outskirts at 9:35 p.m. Iraq time, the statement said. (https://www.fxempire.com/news/article/drone-attack-targets-u-s-consulate-in-iraqs-erbil-security-source-1027648) Two security sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the drone was shot down. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. A security source said earlier that a drone attack targeted the U.S. consulate but did not give further details.

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