Iraq: IED blast hits English-language institute in Najaf, no casualties


An improvised explosive device (IED) struck an English-language institute in Najaf’s city centre in the early hours of Friday, according to Iraqi state media, with no casualties reported.

The blast at the American Institute for English in the city’s al-Ghadeer neighbourhood “resulted only in material damage,” Iraqi state media quoted Najaf’s police department as saying.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast, and investigation to identify the attackers is “ongoing”, according to Najaf police.

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Source: Rudaw