Blast outside Iranian embassy in Baghdad kills four

A car bomb went off Tuesday in a parking garage outside the Iranian embassy in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, killing at least four people and wounding two, Iraq's government security spokesman Qassem Atta said.

Blast outside Iranian embassy in Baghdad kills four
A car bomb went off Tuesday in a parking garage outside the Iranian embassy in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, killing at least four people and wounding two, Iraq's government security spokesman Qassem Atta said.

The explosion resulted in a huge fire, destroying a number of civilian cars, Atta added.

20 Iranian prisoners re-arrested

Meanwhile Iraqi security forces have rearrested 20 Iranian prisoners who were among 24 who escaped from a prison in the city of Kut, a police source said Tuesday.

The Iranians, who escaped from the prison on Saturday night, were originally imprisoned after they had been captured while attempting to illegally enter Iraq. A police investigation is underway to determine how they managed to escape.

Police had imposed a curfew in the village of Badra, located near the Iraqi-Iranian border, to be able to seize the fugitives, the source added.

Kut is 170 kilometres south-east of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.


DPA

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