Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has dismissed four high-ranking security officials, including the country's federal police head, following the twin terrorist attacks in the capital of Baghdad, Yehia Rasool, a spokesperson for the Iraqi commander-in-chief, said
CAIRO (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 22nd January, 2021) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has dismissed four high-ranking security officials, including the country's Federal police head, following the twin terrorist attacks in the capital of Baghdad, Yehia Rasool, a spokesperson for the Iraqi commander-in-chief, said.
On Thursday morning, two suicide attackers staged explosions in the Bab Al Sharqi area of the Iraqi capital. After the incident, Rasool stated that the attackers were being pursued by the country's security forces when they detonated explosive devices. Some 32 people died and 110 more were injured, according a spokesperson of the Iraqi Health Ministry. The Islamic State terrorist group (IS, outlawed in Russia) has claimed responsibility for the bombing.
"Al-Kadhimi issues orders on major changes in the security services: the deputy interior minister for intelligence affairs, Lt. Gen. Amer Saddam, was dismissed from his post, and Lt. Gen. Ahmed Abu Ragheef was assigned to replace him," Rasool wrote on Twitter.
In addition, the director general of the interior ministry's intelligence and counter-terrorism department, Abdul Karim Abd Fadel, the federal police commander, Lt. Gen. Jaafar al-Battat, and the chief of the intelligence and security department of the Baghdad operational headquarters, Bassem Majeed, were fired against the backdrop of the twin blast.
The situation in Iraq has been highly unstable for years due to activities of the IS, which lost all the territories previously seized in the country but continues to stage attacks across the middle East nation.