A US contractor was assassinated in rocket attacks in the city of Kirkuk, Iraq.
According to the officials, an American civilian contractor was assassinated in rocket attacks in an Iraqi military base located near Kirkuk-the city rich in oil resources.
In addition to the killing of one civilian contractor, several service members were also wounded.
The officials threatened this was early informatio0n that they provided on the situation of anonymity.
Many rockets were launched into Iraq’s K1 military base which houses Iraqi and US forces, Iraqi military told in a statement yesterday.
It should be remembered that constant tensions and unrest prevails in Iraq as people are protesting against the government.
Thousands of protesters had blocked bridges, roads and buildings in several cities in southern Iraq on 22nd December. The protesters were demanding an independent prime minister as the deadline to choose an interim leader looms.
Baghdad was set to announce a provisional prime minister at midnight on 22nd December following the resignation last month of Adil Abdul-Mahdi.
Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s resigned on 20th December. President Barham Salih and parliament had since missed several deadlines to appoint a new prime minister.
Mahdi and his government had agreed to stay on in a caretaker role until a new prime minister is approved.
But Mahdi’s resignation failed to satisfy anti-government protesters who have said it is not enough for a new prime minister to take over — they are demanding changes to the entire political system, which they call corrupt, inept, and say it does little to help impoverished Iraqis despite the nation’s oil wealth.