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Security forces ignored document warning of Dhi Qar terrorist attacks

a file photo of a car bomb in Iraq

The intelligence document, circulated on social media, that has warned of Dhi Qar terrorist attacks two days before they take place, is authentic, Hamid al-Ghazi, head of Dhi Qar provincial council, revealed on Sunday. 

In a joint press conference with Hakim al-Zamili, head of the parliamentary defense and security committee, Ghazi said that investigations revealed that the vehicles that carried out the terrorist attack on Fadak restaurant came from the desert separating al-Nasiriyah and Basra.  


There is poor intelligence gathering in southern Iraqi governorates due to the wrong selection of intelligence service commanders, Zamili noted.  

He added that Dhi Qar Governorate has to install surveillance cameras in all checkpoints and deploy trained detachments in the outskirts of the governorate. 

On Thursday, a pair of gun and car bomb attacks hit the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar Governorate, killing at least 50 people and injuring over 90 others.

Last Modified: Sunday، 17 September 2017 12:29 PM