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Newsline: Turkey’s consulate in Iraq’s Mosul comes under attack

Turkey’s consulate-general in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul has been attacked, but there were no reported casualties, according to the Turkish foreign ministry. “We condemn this attack … in the strongest terms and expect those responsible to be brought to justice as soon as possible,” the ministry said. “We firmly request from the Iraqi authorities to fulfil their responsibilities in protecting diplomatic and consular missions.” The ministry said the attack coincided with a United Nations Security Council meeting held at the request of Iraqi authorities to discuss an attack in northern Iraq last week “at a time when our country was unfairly accused and targeted”. (https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/7/27/turkeys-consulate-in-iraqs-mosul-attacked) The source of Wednesday’s attack on the consulate was uncertain; a provincial lawmaker told AFP that four rockets hit – causing damage to cars parked in the street near the consulate, but another official and security sources told Reuters that mortar rounds had fallen close to the building and within its perimeter.

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