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Allawi blames government for Friday blast in Tahrir square

Ayad Allawi, head of the Iraqi Minbar (Platform) alliance, blamed the government for incidents that threatened the safety of the demonstrators, after a "criminal" blast took place on Friday.

The security cell earlier announced that an explosive device detonated under a vehicle on Friday night in Tahrir Square, killing and injuring dozens.

Allawi referred to the penetration of the security checkpoints around Tahrir Square, calling on the security services to uncover the circumstances of that "criminal incident" and those behind it.

Allawi stressed that "the preservation of the safety of demonstrators and the peacefulness of the protests is the duty and responsibility of the government."