Iraq PM sacks Baghdad security chief after deadly bombing

An Iraqi firefighter works at the site of a Baghdad bombing claimed by the Islamic State group on July 3Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sacked the head of the Baghdad security command and other officials after a bombing in the capital killed 292 people, his office said on Friday. Abadi issued “an order to relieve the Baghdad Operations commander of his position, and relieving security and intelligence officials in Baghdad of their positions,” a statement said. The head of the Baghdad Operations Command was Lieutenant General Abdulamir al-Shimmari, but the premier’s office did not identify the other officials who were removed.

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