Two killed in drone strike on Baghdad headquarters

Two members of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMU), including the commander of a brigade, were killed Thursday when a drone hit their headquarters in eastern Baghdad, Iraqi security sources said.

Two killed in drone strike on Baghdad headquarters

Two members of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMU), including the commander of a brigade, were killed Thursday when a drone hit their headquarters in eastern Baghdad, Iraqi security sources said.

Iraqi police and security sources told Reuters that "at least two PMF fighters were killed, and five others were wounded in the attack."

An anonymous source told AFP that "a drone targeted the PMF logistics support headquarters on Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad," killing "two elements and wounding seven others."

A PMF source confirmed the toll, blaming the United States for the attack.

"Three missiles targeted the headquarters of the Popular Mobilization Forces in the Palestine Street area near the police academy, killing two of them, including the commander of the 12th Brigade of the Hashd, Sheik Talib al-Saidi," the television station of the League of the Righteous (Covenant) led by Qais al-Khazali, quoted security sources as saying.

Al-Sumaria News website on Thursday quoted security sources as saying that "a rocket bombardment targeted a security headquarters belonging to the Al-Nujaba Movement (the 12th Brigade of the Popular Mobilization Forces) on Palestine Street."

"Security forces cordoned off the scene of the attack, and the sound of ambulances rushing to the scene was heard," the news portal said.